News: July 2022

Paid Family Leave Grant for Small Employers

Jackson Lewis PC California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) program, which is administered by the Employment Development Department (EDD) provides eligible employees with up to 8 weeks of wage replacement benefits when an employee is off work for certain qualifying reasons. Businesses with employees using PFL may have … read more

Capitol Update – 07/18/2022

How much is a construction worker’s life worth? NY bill says at least $300,000. A New York bill named after a construction worker who died at the age of 22 seven years ago would heavily raise fines for criminal charges stemming from jobsite deaths. Carlos’ … read more

Cal/OSHA Reminder: Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness During Period of Excessive Heat in California

Sacramento—Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness as excessive heat watches have been issued throughout California. The temperature is forecast to exceed 100 degrees in many parts of the state next week. The following locations can expect temperatures near or over 100 … read more

Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Workers from Unhealthy Air due to Wildfire Smoke

Sacramento— 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 Amador County and can occur anywhere in the state on short notice. To help employers … read more

Capitol Update 7/11/2022

Construction’s labor, economic numbers begin to show cracks Contractors reported fewer unfilled job openings in May as overall nonresidential construction spending dipped and signs of the slowing economy began to play out on jobsites. Associated Builders and Contractors reported that the number of open construction jobs declined … read more