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Five Steps For California Employers To Prepare For 2022
OSHA Classes Redding 2019

By Anthony Zaller on December 3, 2021 As 2021 is quickly coming to an end, this article focuses on five steps employers can take in preparation for 2022: 1. Update employee handbooks to comply with AB 1033 which expanded the definition of family members covered under the California … read more

Cal/OSHA Enforcement Authority Expands Significantly in 2022

Source: Perkins Coie Effective January 1, 2022, SB 606 significantly expands Cal/OSHA’s enforcement powers and the potential penalties for workplace health and safety violations. Specifically, this bill (1) enhances Cal/OSHA compliance and enforcement tools, including its ability to issue injunctions, subpoenas, and temporary restraining orders against employers; and … read more

Capitol Update – 12/06/2021

Payroll employment rises by 210,000 in November; unemployment rate declines to 4.2% Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 210,000 in November, and the unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 4.2 percent. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, transportation and warehousing, construction, … read more

Capitol Update – 11/19/2021

The long-awaited infrastructure bill is now law President Joe Biden has signed the highly anticipated Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law, providing $550 billion in new spending and a five-year, $305 billion reauthorization of federal highway and transit programs. House Democrats passed the bill … read more

Capitol Update – 11/15/2021

‘Once-in-a-generation’ $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill heads to Biden’s desk The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan infrastructure bill Friday night by a vote of 228 to 206, marking the next to last stop before the long-awaited $1.2 trillion spending package becomes law. President Joe Biden … read more