Federal Vaccine Mandate Spurs Litigation

  As anticipated, the actions by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and President Biden in his Executive Order 14042, “Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for … Read More »

Keep On Trucking

The impending vaccine mandates ordered by the Biden Administration are causing considerable angst throughout virtually all sectors of the economy. It issued Executive Order for contractors and subcontractors for the … Read More »

A Peculiar Risk

On May 19th, the United States Department of Labor issued its Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Guidance goes into detail on how OSHA … Read More »

Marijuana Likely To Increase Workers’ Comp Costs

California voters in November will likely be facing a ballot proposition that is raising concerns for employers – a proposal to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The concern is that more widespread use will increase safety risks in the workplace and on the roads where the most serious workers’ comp claims occur. A recent … Read More »

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Will Cal/OSHA Compel Insurance Carrier Inspection Records?

An Illinois case has touched off a severe case of “can and will it happen here” in Cal/OSHA proceedings. Workers’ comp insurance carriers can be compelled to hand over documents to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration about their clients, including findings of safety inspections, loss control reports and/or correspondence between the carrier and … Read More »

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Injury Rates Drop Faster Than Employment Declines

The conventional wisdom that employers hold on to their most experienced and therefore safest workers during economic downturns is proving true as measured by the latest statewide injury and illness rates. The numbers from the California Division of Labor Statistics and Research (DLSR) show that statewide injury and illness rates for all employed Californians declined … Read More »

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