California Firms Must Work Fast to Comply on Violence Prevention

CATEGORY: Authored Articles
CLIENT TYPE: Public Employers
PUBLICATION: Bloomberg Law
DATE: May 17, 2024

Recently published in Bloomberg Law, LCW Partner Alexander Volberding and Senior Counsel Brett Overby explore California’s new workplace violence prevention law, which all employers must comply with by July 1. Volberding and Overby detail the requirements for creating a workplace violence prevention plan (WVPP), training employees, logging incidents, and maintaining compliance records. They emphasize the urgency for employers to act immediately, as the law will be enforced without a grace period by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). Inspired by a tragic mass shooting, this law aims to set a national standard, with other states considering similar measures. Volberding and Overby advise using templates, consulting professionals, and leveraging available resources to develop effective WVPPs.

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