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Annual Cal/OSHA Enforcement & Regulatory Update
Cal/OSHA and the California legislature have continued to focus their efforts on extending workplace mandates associated with COVID-19, heat illness and wildfire smoke. This update will cover the transition from Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard to the Non-Emergency COVID-19 Rule as well as other workplace safety mandates that have been recently adopted or are under consideration.

Participants in this webinar will learn:

• Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Non-Emergency Standard and the status of rulemaking over a general infectious disease standard
• Updates to the COVID-19 exposure notice and outbreak reporting requirements - Assembly Bill (AB) 2693
• Extended sunset date for law creating a disputable presumption, under specified circumstances, that a COVID-19 related illness is compensable for workers’ compensation purposes – AB 1751
• Mandate for Cal/OSHA to develop rulemaking proposal for revising the heat illness and wildfire smoke standards– AB 2243
• Law establishing “Fast Food Council” to promulgate minimum employment standards for fast food restaurants, including standards on wages and working conditions – AB 257
• Workplace posting requirements to include specific languages other than English – AB 2068
• Other regulatory developments from the Cal/OSHA Standards Board, such as the status of the proposed indoor heat illness rule and the workplace violence prevention rule for general industry
• Insight into DOSH enforcement trends and strategies for managing the regulatory landscape

Feb 23, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Andrew J. Sommer
Partner, Labor • Employment and OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Groups, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Andrew J. Sommer is a partner in Conn Maciel Carey’s San Francisco office. He advises employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters, and defends against claims of discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, wage and hour violations and wrongful termination. Mr. Sommer also represents employers in inspections and enforcement actions involving Cal/OSHA.
Fred Walter
Of Counsel, OSHA • Workplace Safety Group, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Fred Walter is Of Counsel in Conn Maciel Carey’s San Francisco, CA office, where he provides the full range of workplace safety and health law services, with a special focus on employers’ interactions with Cal/OSHA. Mr. Walter has spent more than 35 years working with employers, general counsel, safety directors, risk managers, human resources administrators and safety professionals defending OSHA and Cal/OSHA citations, as well as developing and auditing safety programs to answer regulatory mandates. He also represents employers in defense of “serious and willful misconduct” claims and provides crisis management services.
Megan S. Shaked
Associate, Labor • Employment and OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Groups, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Megan S. Shaked is an associate in the San Francisco office of Conn Maciel Carey LLP. She represents employers on a wide range of employment matters, including claims of discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations and whistle blowing. She also represents clients against claims brought by patrons alleging lack of accessibility under Title III of the ADA and the California Unruh and Disabled Persons Acts.
Samuel S. Rose
Associate, Labor • Employment and OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Groups, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Samuel S. Rose is an Associate in the Los Angeles office of Conn Maciel Carey LLP. He represents clients in inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions conducted by state OSHA programs. Mr. Rose also advises clients and represents them on the full range of employment matters, including ADA, FLSA, FMLA, hiring and termination, trade secrets, and whistle blowing protections. He also develops, reviews, and revises employee handbooks and workplace policies and procedures.