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December 9, 2022

Cal/OSHA Board Grudgingly Accepts Dropping ‘Exclusion Pay’ In COVID Rule

November 21, 2022 at 3:35 PM
California OSHA’s (Cal/OSHA) standards board members are grudgingly accepting that the agency will not restore “exclusion pay” requirements in its long-term COVID-19 worker-safety standard, after staffers told them inserting the benefit would delay the rule by at least seven months -- which would leave no coronavirus standard in place as of Jan. 1. “Although I’m disappointed that there’s not exclusion pay, there are other [benefits] -- but they fall way short of covering all the people that actually really need...

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