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By a hard-hitting 6-3 majority last Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court barred the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from implementing or enforcing its new COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).  The ETS would have required that all employers of 100 or more employees have proof that their employees are either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or are undergoing weekly COVID-19

Cal/OSHA updated its FAQs to conform to the new recommendations of the California Department of Health (CDPH). So, hot off the presses, here are the latest rules for California workplaces. A couple interesting points to note: First, there is no quarantine required for boosted employees and a shortened quarantine option available for fully-vaccinated, but not yet boosted employees if they

The sharks are starting to circle around PAGA (Private Attorney General Ac), a law that many California employers find crazy-making for all the reasons outlined here.  PAGA may finally be subject to challenge on two separate fronts in 2022.
First, several lobbying groups (including the California Chamber of Commerce, the California Restaurant Association, the California New Car Dealers Association

Jump-start the new year by learning how to mitigate modern business risks. Some of our terrific colleague from Fox Rothschild’s Labor & Employment Practice Group will outline specific ways the pandemic has reshaped the labor and employment landscape, as well as best practices to keep your business thriving in an ever-changing environment.

Noon to 9:15 am PT: Introduction and

A little over a year ago, Cal/OSHA adopted the first emergency temporary standards (“ETS”) to address COVID-19 cases in the workplace. Now, the second set of revisions will take effect on January 14, 2022 and are expected to expire April 14, 2022. While some of the proposed revisions signaled harsher requirements for employers, the final adoption of rules shouldn’t be

With California serving as the home to nearly 11 million immigrants – the largest population of any U.S. state – employers with workforces in the Golden State must balance compliance with federal immigration law and a comprehensive understanding of state law nuances in this area.
Please join Ali Brodie, Co-Chair of Fox Rothschild’s Immigration Practice Group, for a complimentary

Restaurants, bars and nightclubs in some of the most populous cities and counties in California must now verify that customers are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before allowing them in.  The requirements potentially place employees in harm’s way and expose venues to new risks.  This post shares suggestions culled from our experience advising hospitality clients confronting this new challenge.