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

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

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

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