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OSHSB Readopts the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards
04/26/2022
LCW Special Bulletin
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The Supreme Court of the United States Blocks Federal OSHA Mandate
01/19/2022
LCW Special Bulletin

On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States issued two separate rulings in matters related to COVID-19.
The purpose of this bulletin is to explain those decisions and their import for employers in California.
Court Blocks Federal Vaccination/Test Mandate
In the most anticipated...

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CDPH Removes Isolation and Quarantine Requirements for Certain Health Care and Emergency Medical Services Personnel
01/14/2022
LCW Special Bulletin

On January 8, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) issued an updated All Facilities Letter (“AFL”) to hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (“SNFs”) advising them of the temporary removal of the isolation and quarantine requirements for certain health care personnel...

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Court Decision Paves Way for Forthcoming Vaccination/Testing Requirement
12/27/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

On December 22, 2021, the United States Supreme Court stated that it would hear oral arguments on January 7, 2022 concerning the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) regulation that requires that employees at middle and large-sized companies either be fully vaccinated...

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OSHSB Adopts Regulatory Amendments to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards
12/17/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

On December 16, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) adopted a number of amendments to the Emergency Temporary Standards (Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Regulations), which will likely take effect on December 26, 2021.
The purpose of this special bulletin is to identify and discuss...

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OSHSB Delays Consideration of Vaccination, Testing, and Face Covering Regulations
11/22/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

On November 18, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“OSHSB”) delayed consideration of newly proposed regulations related to vaccination, testing, and face coverings that it had previously indicated it would consider at this meeting.
The OSHSB provided that the delay was...

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Will OSHA’s New COVID Regulation Reach California Employers?
11/17/2021
Daily Journal

Partner Peter Brown and Associates Alex Volberding, Brian Dierzé and Daniel Seitz weighed in on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard in a Nov. 15 Daily Journal column entitled “Will OSHA’s new COVID regulation reach California...

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OSHA Regulation Encourages Vaccination Against COVID-19
11/08/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) promulgated a new regulation intended to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates. President Biden previewed this regulation in September 2021 when he announced a six-part COVID-19 Action Plan to combat the spread of the...

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Assembly Bill 361 Allows Public Employers to Continue to Hold Virtual Meetings
09/22/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

On September 16, Governor Newson signed Assembly Bill (AB) 361 into law, amending the Ralph M. Brown Act (Brown Act) and allowing legislative bodies to continue to meet virtually during the present public health emergency. This legislative enactment was timely as the Executive Orders that...

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Juneteenth Established as a Federal Holiday: What Does it Mean for Cities, Counties, and Special Districts? Do you have to Close?
06/18/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

On Thursday June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed legislation to make Juneteenth (June 19) a federal holiday.  A federal holiday generally means that non-essential federal government offices and services, such as the United States Postal Service, are closed. Every federal government employee is...

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Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board Schedules a Special Meeting for June 9, 2021 to Consider Additional Amendments to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Regulations
06/08/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

On June 3, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) adopted regulatory amendments to the Emergency Temporary Standards (Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Regulations), which were to take effect on June 15.
However, on June 7, OSHSB noticed a special meeting for June 9 to consider new...

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