- Written by The Saqui Law Group
Expansion of COVID-19 Paid Leave under California and Federal Legislation
By: Trevor White and Nathaly Martinez
With flu season nearly upon us in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a reminder that the Department of Industrial Relations has an informative comparison chart on California Paid Family Leave, California Paid Sick Leave, Federal First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Paid Sick Leave, California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, and the FFCRA Emergency Paid Family & Medical Leave, which can be accessed here to help guide employers with their obligations in providing adequate leave for employees. Further information on California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave can be accessed here.
- Written by Manuel E. Ignacio
The Saqui Law Group has learned that the Cal/OSHA Enforcement Branch plans to enforce COVID-19 face covering guidance under the safety regulations for exposure to hazardous “Dust, Fumes, Mists, Vapors, and Gases.”
Until now, Cal/OSHA has issued citations for inadequate use of face coverings as a failure to effectively implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (e.g., by failing to ensure that employees use face coverings and maintain social distancing). Cal/OSHA cites this as a violation of Section 3203(a) of its General Industry Safety Orders.