Author Archives: Palmieri Tyler


Reminder That Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Are In Effect On January 25, 2021, Governor Newsom lifted the Regional Stay At Home Order in California. California businesses are now to revert to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy model introduced last year. As a reminder as your businesses re-open, make sure to review and familiarize… Read More »

Update Your Handbooks and Other Policies in 2021

COVID-19 OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards:  The California Office of Administrative Law has formally approved the temporary standards prepared by Cal/OSHA regarding COVID-19 in the workplace.  The regulations are in effect as of November 30, 2020.  They will expire on October 2, 2021 unless extended.  In conjunction with the approval, Cal/OSHA released “Frequently Asked Questions” addressing… Read More »

Governor Newsom Issues New Stay at Home Order

Many California businesses will close or limit capacity in the coming days as part of a new stay-at-home order that’s triggered when fewer than 15% of ICU beds are available in a region. Unlike previous restrictions in California, the new stay-at-home order focuses on five different regions in lieu of counties. The five regions are: Northern California, Greater Sacramento,… Read More »


Following our summary of legislation submitted to Governor Newsom for signature, the following employment related laws have officially been signed by the Governor as of September 25, 2020: MANDATORY COVID REPORTING AB 685: Expands Cal/OSHA’s authority regarding workplace COVID-19 cases and imposes new COVID-19 reporting requirements on all California employers starting January 1, 2021. This law will remain… Read More »


On August 31, 2020, the California Legislature finished passing a number of bills that impact employers.   Those bills are now headed to Governor Newsom’s desk for approval.  Below are some significant bills relating to employment that the Governor has approved or must approve by the September 30, 2020 deadline.  All approved bills will be effective… Read More »

Governor Newsom Announces New Blueprint for Reopening

Today, Governor Newsom released the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy,” which replaces the County Data Monitoring List for determining what business can and cannot open. The Blueprint for a Safer Economy includes a color-coded chart demonstrating various tiers of COVID-19 risk by county. Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its rate of… Read More »

Governor Newsom Orders Statewide Closure of Indoor Dining, Bars, Limits on Church Services, Salons; LA and OC Must Close Offices for Non-Essential Sectors, Hair Salons, Gyms

CALL NOW! Effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties must close indoor operations in these sectors: Dine-in restaurants Wineries and tasting rooms Movie theaters Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades) Zoos and museums Cardrooms Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide…. Read More »


CALL NOW! As employees return to work, employers should be mindful of potential issues that may develop in light of the ongoing threat of COVID-19.  Below are some helpful answers to questions you may have. Can employees bring claims against me in connection with COVID-19? Yes.  Although the law with respect to COVID-19 is not… Read More »

NEW California Statewide Mask Order; Employers Do Not Have Right to Conduct Antibody Testing

CALL NOW! California Issues Statewide Mask Order Pursuant to an Order issued by the State Public Health Officer & Director, effective June 18, 2020, people in California must wear face coverings when they are in the high-risk situations listed below: Inside of, or in line to enter, any indoor public space; Obtaining services from the… Read More »

Erica M. Sorosky Recognized as 2020 Super Lawyer

CALL NOW! Palmieri Tyler is pleased to announce that Erica M. Sorosky, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, has been named to the 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List.  Selected from among their peers, only 2.5% of lawyers receive this honor.  Congratulations Erica!