Tag Archives: OSHA

Congress Passes the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

CALL NOW! Congress has just passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which President Trump is expected to sign into law.  Significantly, this bill extends the time that businesses have to spend Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan funds and changes the PPP forgiveness rules.  Important aspects of the bill are summarized below. The Paycheck Protection… Read More »

Employers Must Have an Updated IIPP; New Guidance Regarding Forgiveness for PPP Loans

CALL NOW! COVID-19 Considerations For Injury Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Q.  Does an employer need to have an IIPP? A.  Yes. California law requires every company doing business in California to have a written and effective IIPP (Labor Code § 6401.7 and 8 CCR § 3203.). Q.  What does an IIPP need to include? A.  An IIPP must… Read More »

Considerations for Taking Employee Temperatures; More to Keep in Mind For Preparing to Reopen; New I-9 Handbook and Form for May 1

Taking Temperatures in the Workplace:  Employers Can Do It, But Is There Risk? Like anything else with California labor and employment law, there are things employers must pay attention to in order to avoid potential liability: What is considered a fever? According to the CDC, a fever is more than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.  Therefore, the CDC recommends… Read More »

COVID19: Updated Mask Guidance and Mayor Garcetti Loosens City of LA Paid Sick Leave Requirement

Mask Guidance Per recently issued CDC guidance, it is now recommended to wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. The CDC states that, “Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from… Read More »

FAQS for Restaurants & the Hospitality Industry COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Can the Coronavirus be spread through food, including refrigerated or frozen food? According to the CDC “Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food.” How are restaurants responding? The foodservice industry follows strict local public health guidelines. To… Read More »

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): FAQ’s for Employers

CALL NOW! Please note, the below provides some general answers to some general questions. A lot of matters will involve fact specific inquiries. Consultation of counsel is recommended prior to implementing any policy or practice that could adversely affect someone’s employment. Please contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns. Can an employee… Read More »