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September 22, 2023

Newsom May Block Cal/OSHA From Adding ‘Exclusion Pay’ To COVID Rule

September 19, 2022 at 4:14 PM
Officials in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) administration are insisting that California OSHA’s (Cal/OSHA) pending final COVID-19 standard not require employers to provide “exclusion pay” to employees who cannot work due to infections, even though the chairman and at least two other members of the agency’s standards board support such a revision, according to sources. “Basically, Gov. Newsom’s office doesn’t want exclusion pay right now, and the legislature is already acting in that area,” says one source close to the issue...

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