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CPSA Opposing 3 Terrible Employment Bills

The California State Legislature is in the last few weeks of its COVID-19 shortened legislative session, and there are several very bad bills being considered in the name of the pandemic. Each of these bills amounts to another big financial hit on employers struggling...

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California Publishes Handbook for Employers to Reopen Safely

On July 24, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state would be implementing additional worker safeguards to ensure safety while reopening the California economy. The enhanced safeguards focus on preventative measures and employer education, which are covered in...

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CPSA 2020 Summer Recess Report

LaborAB 1035 (Ramos) COVID-19 emergency: small businesses: immunity from civil liability. Summary: This bill would exempt a small business with 25 or fewer employees from liability for an injury or illness to a person due to coronavirus (COVID-19) based on a claim...

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CA COVID-19 Worker’s Comp Presumption to Expire

In March of this year, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order (EO) instituting a rebuttable presumption that any worker, not working at home at the direction of their employer, who contracted COVID-19, was presumed for purposes of workers’...

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Decarbonization: What It Means to You and Your Clients

California elected officials, both state and local, are on a crusade to rid California of its dependence on fossil fuels in the name of clean air and reducing greenhouse gases. All Californians want clean air and water; however, the implementation of this effort is...

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Contractor Bills Gain Approval

With the California State Legislature back in session, there are several bills regarding various issues of interest to the swimming pool and spa industry that are moving through the legislative process. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, legislators have been asked to...

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Cal OSHA Issues Guidance to Employers Regarding COVID-19 Cases

On May 27, 2020, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Division”), also known as Cal/OSHA, issued the following guidance for employers regarding recording and reporting requirements pertaining to COVID-19 cases:Recording Requirements Q1: Do...

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