On Nov. 6, 2020, the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health agency (Oregon OSHA) announced an emergency temporary standard designed to protect workers in Oregon from exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019
Continue Reading Oregon Becomes Third State to Adopt COVID-19-Related Workplace Health and Safety Standard

Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a vast number of California employers have shifted their workforces from on-site work environments to “work from home” arrangements. As a result, many California
Continue Reading “Can You Hear Me Now?” Testing the Boundaries of Expense Reimbursement Requirements in California’s New Remote Work Environment

Tuesdays have gained special importance for many California employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s when the California Department of Health (CDPH) announces, via a noon press conference on its YouTube
Continue Reading Steps Forward and Backward: California Counties’ Mixed Results under the State’s Business Reopening System

On Thursday, October 22, 2020, the California Court of Appeal denied Uber and Lyft’s request to overturn a recent California Superior Court’s preliminary injunction ordering the companies to reclassify their
Continue Reading Driven To The Edge: Saga Of Uber And Lyft Litigation Continues As Court Of Appeal Affirms Order Forcing Driver Reclassification

On Oct. 14, 2020, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), the agency charged with enforcing workplace safety regulations at Michigan workplaces, adopted an emergency safety and health rule
Continue Reading Michigan Becomes Second State to Adopt COVID-19-Related Workplace Health and Safety Standard

On Oct. 27, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 192, the latest executive order issued under the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) state of emergency. Effective Nov.
Continue Reading New Jersey Orders Employers to Implement Specific COVID-19 Workplace Safety Protocols