Colorado Gov. Jared Polis called a special legislative session to assist small businesses and individuals impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Colorado legislators met Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2020,
Continue Reading Colorado Special Legislative Session Passes 10 Bills Aimed at Providing COVID-19 Relief

Although California generally prohibits non-competition agreements, employers have commonly understood that they could prevent an employee and his or her new employer from using former employers’ confidential information. A recent
Continue Reading California Appellate Court Decision Challenges Enforceability of Employment Agreement Overbroad Confidentiality Provisions

On Nov. 30, 2020, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved Cal-OSHA’s emergency Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) safety regulations (Regulations). Since then, Cal-OSHA has issued a model prevention program and
Continue Reading Update: The Office of Administrative Law Approves Cal-OSHA Emergency COVID-19 Regulations

In Episode 5 of GT’s The Performance Review Podcast, hosts Ryan Bykerk and Philip Person explore the intersection of employment and white collar crime with Greenberg Traurig’s Todd Pickles, former
Continue Reading GT’s The Performance Review Podcast Episode 5: Crime Doesn’t Pay: White Collar Crime in the Workplace

In episode seven of Workplace Safety Review, Greenberg Traurig’s OSHA podcast, host Mike Taylor interviews Quentin Baker, President of Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants. The two discuss accident investigations and
Continue Reading Workplace Safety Review Podcast: Episode 7 | Accident Investigations: What You Need to Know

On Nov. 19, 2020, the California Occupational Health & Safety Standards Board unanimously adopted 21 pages of emergency Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) safety regulations (Regulations). The Regulations are broad. They
Continue Reading Cal-OSHA Adopts Emergency COVID-19 Regulations

President Trump’s Executive Order 13950 (“EO 13950”) – intended to combat “Race and Sex Stereotyping,” as per the President – may require federal agencies, federal government contractors and subcontractors, and
Continue Reading The 2020 Election and Executive Orders: How Federal Contractors Provide Lawful Diversity and Unconscious Bias Training

It seems no region of California has been spared from wildfires or the threat of wildfires in 2020. The one-two punch of scorching wildfires and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has
Continue Reading Following Intense Fire Season, California Sees Increased Cal/OSHA Enforcement and Litigation