December 9, 2022
Employers Highlight Worker Protections In Fight Over Cal/OSHA COVID Rule
Employer attorneys are touting what they say are California’s extensive worker pay and job protections in defense of Cal/OSHA’s proposal to drop “exclusion pay” requirements from its final COVID-19 safety standard, after labor groups and their allies -- including members of the agency standards board -- have pushed to restore those mandates. “California law currently provides benefits under a variety of statutes that have been applied to COVID-19 related absences from work,” reads an Oct. 31 comment letter to Cal/OSHA’s...
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