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How to Survive the Dog Days of Summer: OSHA’s Yearly Heat Campaign Sizzles

On June 26, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the return of its heat illness prevention campaign: “Water. Rest. Shade.” As part of the seventh annual heat illness prevention campaign,...more

When The Summer Wind Comes Blowing In: Remember OSHA’s Heat Stress Guidance

by Cozen O'Connor on

On June 19, 2017, American Airlines announced it cancelled approximately 45 regional flights due to intense summer heat in the Phoenix area and there were record highs recorded in the region. The intense heat waves serves as...more

It’s Getting Hot in Here! – Employers React with Concern and Confusion to Cal/OSHA Draft Indoor Heat Illness Standard

by Fisher Phillips on

For the past 12 years, California has maintained a Cal/OSHA standard designed to minimize heat illness in outdoor places of employment. However, legislation enacted last year (SB 1167) now requires Cal/OSHA to develop a heat...more

California’s Upcoming Indoor Heat Regulation

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In October 2016, Governor Brown signed and approved Senate Bill 1167 which went into effect on January 1, 2017. The law directs Cal/OSHA to draft and propose heat illness and injury prevention standards for indoor workplaces...more

2017 Labor & Employment Law Update for California Employers

by Allen Matkins on

In 2016, California passed a slew of labor and employment laws affecting businesses across the state and their personnel policies and practices. Below is a brief summary of many of these laws, which generally take effect on...more

Employment Law Commentary - Volume 28, Issue 10

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Annual California Legislative Roundup - Now that the dust has settled on the California 2016 legislative session, it is once again time to round up and review the new laws impacting California employers. Although there...more

California’s Employment Law Class of 2017 (Part I): The Laws, Their Effects and Some Recommendations for Compliance

by Reed Smith on

Amend, extend and clarify: the 2016 legislative session was not so much about creating new rights and responsibilities under California employment law, but more about expanding and addressing lingering questions that stem...more

[Webinar] Key Cal/OSHA Issues that California Employers Must Understand - July 21st, 4:00 pm EDT

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

The state of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, is perhaps the most aggressive and enforcement heavy approved state OSH program. Cal/OSHA faces many fewer bureaucratic...more

You Should Know - August 2015

2015 Justice Served Awards: Reader Survey - Heroes Step Up to Protect the Health, Safety of All Americans - Motivated by tragic circumstances in their own lives and a passion to help others, our nominees for the...more

Keeping Up with California Regulations

Regulations applying to Heat Illness Prevention and governing leave under the California Family Rights Act have recently been updated. California employers should examine their policies and training programs to ensure that...more

California Employers Take the Heat . . . of new Revised Heat Illness Standards

On April 7, 2015, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the state safety and health agency announced that the current heat illness prevention regulation has been amended. The Office of Administrative Law...more

Be Alert: Summer Working Hours

by DLA Piper on

With the summer time months approaching and the temperature and humidity continuing to rise, the annual summer working time hours will soon be implemented in the GCC countries. Summers in the Middle East are well known...more

Hot Cars Cause the Deaths Of 37 Children Each Year With Florida Second In the Nation Of Such Deaths

Hot Cars Cause the Deaths Of 37 Children Each Year With Florida Second In the Nation Of Such Deaths With summer temperatures coming to Bradenton Florida soon, parents and child care givers need to be aware of the danger to...more

New California Law Requires Employers to Provide Heat “Recovery Periods”

by Snell & Wilmer on

On January 1, 2014, California employers will be required to pay a premium for failing to provide heat “recovery periods” to employees. This premium pay is similar to the premium pay already required for violations of...more

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