March 2023: Reminder: City of Los Angeles Retail Fair Workweek Ordinance Takes Effect April 1, 2023

Update Applicable to:All employers in the city of Los Angeles, California. What happened?In our previous communication here, we notified you that the Los Angeles City Council voted to pass the proposed Fair Work Week Ordinance, which will place new onerous scheduling requirements on retailers by requiring employers to provide schedules two weeks in advance and penalizing employers who […]

March 2023: California Court of Appeal Held That App-Based Driver and Delivery Businesses Can Classify Workers as Independent Contractors

Update Applicable to:All businesses with App-based drivers and delivery businesses in the state of California. What happened?On March 13, 2023, in Castellanos v. State of California, the California Court of Appeal handed down a pink unicorn decision in favor of app-based driver and delivery businesses that permits them to properly classify workers as independent contractors. It […]

March 2023: CDPH to End COVID-19 Vaccination and Masking Mandates for Healthcare Workers

Update Applicable to:All employers of healthcare workers in the state of California. What happened?On March 3, 2023, the CDPH announced it would end vaccination requirements for healthcare workers, including those in direct care, adult care, correctional facilities, and detention centers. What are the details?Effective April 3, 2023, masks and vaccinations will no longer be required […]

March 2023: Cal/OSHA Proposes Changes to Update Workplace Exposure to Lead Regulations

Update Applicable to:All employers with employees in general industry or construction. What happened?On March 3, 2023, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board published notice of proposed revised regulations pertaining to workplace exposure to lead for the general industry and construction safety orders. What are the details? In its Initial Statement of Reasons for the revisions, the Board indicates that the existing […]

March 2023: Department of Public Health Update COVID-19 Health Order and Guidance

Update Applicable to:All employers in the state of California. What happened?On March 3, 2023, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated its COVID-19 public health order and guidance following the end of the COVID-19 State of Emergency on February 28, 2023.  What are the details? Isolation and QuarantineThe updated CDPH order revises isolation and quarantine recommendations to align with the federal […]

March 2023: California Assembly Bill Pushes for Women’s Designated Restrooms on Jobsites

Update Applicable to:All employers in the state of California. What happened?February 7, 2023, California Assembly Member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-16) introduced Assembly Bill No. 521 (AB No. 521), which calls on the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to submit a rulemaking proposal to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board that would “require at […]

March 2023: CalChamber Announces SB 592 as First 2023 Job Creator Bill

Update Applicable to:All employers in the state of California. What happened?On March 1, 2023, the California Chamber of Commerce proposed Senate Bill 592 (SB 592), which proposes two important changes to the law and is considered the first 2023 job creator bill. The bill is also sponsored by the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and […]