With the New Year comes new laws and a reminder about some related notifications from the past. There are new COVID-19 Rules and Regulations effective January 01, 2021 that all California Employers need to be aware of and actions taken to be compliant.
Returning to work after the coronavirus shutdown presents a number of challenges and issues for businesses. Among these is the matter of wearing masks to work.
On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a series of FAQs regarding the use of face coverings in the workplace due to COVID-19. This includes cloth coverings, surgical masks, and respirators.
Many organizations have a safety office that manages OSHA compliance, but for smaller companies, this often falls to the HR managers.
In larger companies, there may be one or several people whose job is to maintain workplace safety and compliance with OSHA regulations. But in most smaller organizations, the work of training, record-keeping, and reporting may often falls to HR managers.
It seems that natural disasters and severe weather events are constantly in the news. But when they happen in your own backyard, the impact on your business and your employees can be costly.
[This article was originally published on November 22, 2017. In light of the recent wildfires in Sonoma County and other regions throughout California, this post has been updated and revised.]
Once again, residents and business owners in California have been dealt a devastating blow by raging wildfires that have destroyed 450 structures and damaged another 190 just in 2019 alone.
Employers have an obligation to safeguard their employees and to provide a workplace that is free of hazards likely to cause serious physical harm.