New COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Periods For Employers: Cal/OSHA Aligns With CDPH Guidance on Isolation and Quarantines By Kristina Kourasis, Esq. On December 16, 2021, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board adopted another version of the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (the “ETS”), revising various parts of the ETS, including quarantine and isolation periods, and return to work […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s “vaccination-or-test” Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) requires that employees of employers with 100 or more employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly. This mandate was stayed. However, on December 17, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit lifted the stay, thus allowing the ETS to take effect.
Our expert employment lawyer and partner, Marie Davis, Esq, demystifies the new “Silenced No More” law, SB-331 Act, for employers and business owners. SB-331 prevents non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality clauses from hiding any type of harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have faced criticism for shielding companies from public accusations of […]
What should I include in a new hire package during the onboarding process? This is essential for any California employer, business owner, or human resources (HR) professional. A well-designed onboarding packet can help your new hires to learn about your company, and also ensure you’re compliant with employment and labor laws. Wonder no more, our […]
EFFECTIVE NOW! PROOF OF VACCINE VERIFICATION REQUIRED IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY & COVERED CITY LOCATIONS
Proof of Vaccine Verification has become effective in the city and county of Los Angeles. The mandates require that patrons in certain settings show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status at select locations.
Our expert employment law attorney and partner, Marie Davis, Esq, explains the frequently asked questions on the topic of “Vaccines in the Workplace.” She goes over multiple executive orders and upcoming regulations on vaccine mandates as well as your options. She also demystifies and thoroughly clarifies the latest vaccine mandate and the Biden Administration’s executive […]
Our employment attorney, Kristina Kourasis, Esq, answered the latest most frequently asked question from many HR professionals and business owners: what to do when you receive a religious exemption vaccine form? Under the Biden Administration, an employer with 100 or more employees would have to require their workers to get vaccines or undergo weekly COVID-19 […]
Thursday evening, September 9, 2021, President Biden used his executive powers to unveil a vaccine mandate covering two thirds of the U.S. workers. All employers with at least 100 employees are to make sure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require unvaccinated workers to get a negative test at least once a week. The Department […]
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Expands Application of Vaccination Mandate to Additional Facilities in the County of Los Angeles
The Los Angeles County Health Officer issued an order on August 12, 2021 (“Order”), which includes the provisions of the State Public Health Officer Order of August 5, mandating vaccination for workers in the healthcare and other congregate settings and adds some additional provisions. Specifically, the LA County Order expands the August 5 vaccination mandate […]
California Implements a Requirement that Workers and Visitors in Health Care Settings be Fully Vaccinated
August 5 Order Directed to Workers The California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) issued two new public health orders on August 5, 2021. The first August 5 Order directed to workers (“August 5 ODW”) requires “workers” in most “healthcare facilities” to be fully vaccinated or receive their second dose by September 30, 2021. The Order […]