CDC: Vaccinated May Gather Without Masks

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that it is easing person-to-person COVID restrictions for fully vaccinated people. As employees continue to get vaccinated, the tight Cal/OSHA … Read More »

Employer Reminder: Post Cal/OSHA 300 Log

Brokers should remind clients that employers are required to have posted the annual work-related injury and illness summary log from now until the end of April. Known as the Cal/OSHA Form 300A, employers must have the summary posted in the workplace between February 1st and April 30th of each year. Larger employers and some mid-sized … Read More »

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Budget Request For More Coronavirus Related Positions

The Department of Industrial Relations is providing detail about its request for an additional $8.7 million – paying for some 43 positions next fiscal year. It wants the money to pay for the added workload from three COVID-19 related bills. The legislation created a presumption for some cases of the virus and sought to boost … Read More »

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Brokers Notify Clients Of New COVID-19 Emergency Safety Regulations

Agents and Brokers who have yet to do so should consider contacting their clients to let them know that Cal/OSHA adopted emergency regulations mandating new COVID-19 safety protections for employees. The regulation is already in effect. The emergency proposal faced strong opposition from the employer community. It was nevertheless approved by the California Occupational Safety … Read More »

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Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn COVID Standard

Several California agricultural organizations have issued a major broadside against Cal/OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) about COVID. The lawsuit is seeking to nullify the ETS entirely or several at least … Read More »

Workers’ Comp 2021 Assessments Reach Record Levels

The Department of Industrial Relations has announced the 2021 assessment on employers.  The message is that it needs nearly $36 million more from California’s already beleaguered to fund its operations. The total assessment required to support these operations is now in excess of $1.1 billion. Employers are spared again what used to be a standard … Read More »

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