Human Resources, OSHA

California COVID-19 Related Laws and Ordinances are Increasing

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California COVID-19 related laws are changing and being “added-on” daily. Check out some of the latest information. Read on…

San Francisco Expected to Require Employers with 500 or More Employees to Provide Paid Public Health Emergency Leave

On April 7, 2020, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted an emergency ordinance (the “PHELO”) that requires private employers with 500 or more employees to provide paid public health emergency leave during the COVID-19 public health emergency (“PHE”). This ordinance is one of a number of situations where local jurisdictions have enacted laws to require companies that are not otherwise covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) to provide additional sick time to its employees. Learn More

Los Angeles Joins the Trend, as States and Localities Adopt Face Covering Requirements

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, and in light of changing guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), numerous jurisdictions across the country have issued new guidelines for employers and the general public concerning the use of face masks or other face coverings while outside the home. Learn More

Knowing the Way to San Jose’s Emergency Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On April 7, 2020, the San Jose, California City Council adopted two essentially identical ordinances that require covered employers to provide emergency paid sick leave. The first item is an emergency ordinance that takes effect immediately, whereas the second item is a regular ordinance for which a second reading must occur. Learn More

The L.A. Story of Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Things have been pretty chaotic and confusing for employers and employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Unfortunately, in an effort to help, the City of Los Angeles has unintentionally increased both. This is the story of how mandatory supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) came to exist in Los Angeles. Learn More

Cal/OSHA Issues Guidance for Agricultural Employers on COVID-19 Infection Prevention

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, recently issued safety and health guidance for agricultural employers to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. California employers are required to establish and implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) to protect employees from all worksite hazards, including infectious diseases. Since COVID-19 is widespread in the community, most California employers must consider the disease a workplace hazard. Learn More


Lisa Smith is CEO of Andere Corporation and Chief Content Developer at HelpDeskSuites.com. Follow her on Twitter, connect with her on LinkedIn, listen to her Small Business Spoonfuls Podcast, and find more in her Compliance Warriors Facebook Group.

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