October 19, 2021
Newsom Signs Law Attorneys Say ‘Vastly’ Expands Cal/OSHA Enforcement
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has signed into law a bill that employer attorneys say will “vastly” expand California OSHA’s (Cal/OSHA) enforcement authority and hike monetary penalty amounts for regulatory violations, as well as giving the agency new power to seek permanent injunctions against employer operations. Newsom on Sept. 27 enacted SB 606 , which among other provisions allows Cal/OSHA to cite “enterprise-wide violations” by employers that oversee multiple worksites, and removes its discretion to issue “notices” rather than formal...
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