• NOVEMBER 16, 2020 – CAL/OSHA TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY MEETING REGARDING PROPOSED COVID-19 PREVENTION REGULATIONS
    On November 19, 2020, Cal/OSHA will conduct a public meeting to discuss its proposed COVID-19 Prevention emergency regulations that it will be considering for adoption. The proposed regulations will apply to all workplaces, with three exceptions: (A) places of employment with one employee who does not have contact with other persons; (B) employees working from […]
  • NOVEMBER 3, 2020 – CA JUDGE RULES GOVERNOR NEWSOM’S AUTOCRATIC ASSUMPTION OF POWER UNDER THE CESA IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
    Yesterday, November 2, 2020, in a victory for all liberal-minded Americans opposed to the unconstitutional overreach of an Executive Branch legislating through Executive Orders, a California Superior Court judge rebuked Governor Gavin Newsom in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of his abuse of power under the California Emergency Services Act (“CESA”). The Honorable Sarah Heckman […]
  • OCTOBER 21, 2020 – NOTICE REQUIREMENT FOR CALIFORNIA SUPPLEMENTAL PAID SICK LEAVE
    On September 25, 2020, we provided an update regarding AB 1867, which codified Governor Newsom’s executive order creating supplemental paid sick leave for food sector workers for employers with 500 or more employees as Labor Code 248. AB 1867 also created Labor Code 248.1, which established similar though different requirements for non-food sector employers with […]
  • OCTOBER 6, 2020 – DLSE THREATENS FARM LABOR CONTRACTORS WITH LICENSE REVOCATION
    Raimondo & Associates has learned that the California Labor Commissioner’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has been sending this document to California Farm Labor Contractors via email. We believe that this is a violation of the FLCs’ due process rights and stand ready to assist when and where needed. It is imperative that all […]
  • SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 – NEW CAL/OSHA TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYEES & NEW SICK LEAVE USE LAWS
    On September 28, 2020, Governor Newsom signed AB 2043, 2017, and 2992 into law.  Assembly Bill 2043 Effective immediately, AB 2043 requires the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to disseminate information on best practices for COVID-19 infection prevention to agricultural employees. OSHA will disseminate information in both English and Spanish, will include pictograms, and […]