News: September 2021

FYI: What California Employers Need to Know About Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Vaccine Syringe

By Anthony Zaller on September 10, 2021 Yesterday, September 9, Biden announced a move to mandate private employers with more than 100 workers to require vaccinations or test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis. California legislators have considered a mandatory vaccination law for employers, but did not pass … read more

End of Session Legislative Recap – 9/13/2021
California Capitol Building in Sacramento

The legislative session adjourned Saturday around 9pm for both houses.  In nearly 2 decades of working around the Capitol I can’t remember a session ending as calmly and quickly as this one…usually we are burning the midnight oil and pushing right up to the finish … read more

Capitol Update – 09/10/2021

Supply chain issues, weather changes affect costs Seasonal increases in the cost of building materials are likely to be higher as supply chain issues from the pandemic continue, a problem exacerbated by the growing number of people living in high-risk areas. Changes in the nature … read more

The Infrastructure Bill – What’s in it for California?
California Highway with Windfarm

Of the Senate’s $1.1 trillion infrastructure bill, California expects to receive at least $39.4 billion over the next five years to help rebuild its roads and bridges, and to improve public transportation. The problem is, writes Reason’s Adrian Moore in PRI’s new book Saving California, “Infrastructure takes long-term … read more

Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Workers from Unhealthy Air Due to Wildfire Smoke
Forest Fire with Smoke

Protect workers from unhealthy air due to wildfire smoke Cal/OSHA is reminding employers that California’s protection from wildfire smoke standard requires them to take steps to protect their workers from unhealthy air due to wildfire smoke. Harmful air quality from wildfire smoke is impacting Northern California and can occur anywhere in the … read more