Staying on top of new legislation couldn’t be easier for EAOC members, since we have Labor Attorney Jonathan Judge in our roster!
Jonathan Judge advises employers in various labor and employment law matters, including drug testing, mass layoffs (WARN), disparate impact analysis, immigration compliance, trade secrets, privacy, technology in the workplace, piece rate compensation, municipal and state sick leave, local, state and federal minimum wage law, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
At this week’s morning meeting, we learned about AB 685, SB 1159, AB 1867, and much more.
Of particular interest to the group was new legislation on AB 685 – CAL / OSHA Exposure Notification, which updated the Notice Requirements to within one business day of receiving a “notice of potential exposure” to COVID-19. Notice must be written, to all employees and the employers of any subcontracted employees who were at the same “worksite” as the “qualifying individual” within the “infectious period” AND the exclusive representative (if any). Notification should be sent in the way that any employment-related information is normally sent.
As far as providing notice of a COVID-19 Outbreak (three or more cases in a 14-day period), employers must notify the public health department within 48 hours with:
–the number of COVID-19 cases at the worksite
–the names and occupations of the qualifying individuals
–the address of the worksite, and
–any other pertinent information
We are incredibly lucky to have Jonathan as a member, and to keep us informed and current, ESPECIALLY during times like these.
Jonathan provides pro bono legal work for employers through Public Counsel and is a member of several Orange County industry organizations.
To learn more about new legislation, or to discuss your business needs with Jonathan, please visit www.aalrr.com.