COVID-19 Reporting Requirements Guide

The California legislature has enacted three separate pieces of legislation (namely SB1159, AB 685 and Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Regulations) that created different and varied reporting requirements that employers must follow when learning that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19….

December 26, 2020

Cal/OSHA Emergency COVID Regulation: Overview and Resources

Overview On November 19, 2020, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board passed a new emergency temporary COVID-19 standard. The standard (8 CCR §3205) now goes to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for approval and will likely go into effect by the…

December 15, 2020

Cal/OSHA Cites and Fines Employers for COVID-19 Violations

The California Department of Industrial Relations recently issued a News Release (Number 2020-76) reporting that Cal/OSHA has cited and fined 11 employers for not protecting employees from Covid-19 exposure.  The employers were cited for various violations, including some classified as…

September 24, 2020