December 17, 2020
Assembly Bill 685 expands Cal/OSHA’s authority for workplaces that pose a risk of an “imminent hazard” relating to COVID-19 and requires employers to provide “written” notice to employees who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and inform local public health officials of “outbreaks.”
December 10, 2020
Effective Monday, November 30, 2020, CalOSHA adopted the Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulation. We expect CalOSHA to prioritize enforcing these regulations due to surging infection rates in California. These emergency regulations are comprehensive and demanding. They contain several new obligations for employers, and all must be closely reviewed.
December 2, 2020
In the arena of employment litigation, every minute matters. Attorneys for employees are filing lawsuits over minutes or fractions of a minute and bringing claims for those minutes or fractions of minutes for multiple employees over the course of months or years. The recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Frlekin v. Apple is instructive in showing how employers can accrue liability for the smallest increments of time.