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Posted on: Sep 28, 2020

In a major win for worker safety, Cal/OSHA has recently stepped up efforts to protect workers’ from COVID-19 by moving forward on an emergency temporary standard while also citing employers who have failed to instill various safety measures to protect employees...

Posted on: Sep 21, 2020

While we honor and give thanks to Hispanic labor leaders during Hispanic Heritage Month, recent data on workplace deaths and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic shows we still have a ways to go...

Posted on: Sep 14, 2020

The confluence of unprecedented wildfires raging through California coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic have created the perfect storm of disastrous conditions for firefighters, farmworkers and millions of others forced to work outdoors...

Posted on: Sep 8, 2020

The California State Legislature wrapped up its latest session last Monday, scrambling to take action on a number of bills addressing employee safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, instilling more protections for some while leaving others in the lurch...

Posted on: Aug 31, 2020

California farmworkers are battling for their health as they continue to put food on our tables, combatting extreme heat, wildfire smoke and COVID-19 all at the same time...

Posted on: Aug 24, 2020

Uber and Lyft can continue to misclassify their drivers as independent contractors at least until October due to a California Court of Appeal ruling that issued in the wake of the companies’ threats and scare tactics to shutter operations in the state...

Posted on: Aug 17, 2020

State lawmakers are considering three separate bills that would establish various levels of workers’ compensation presumptions for essential workers who contract COVID-19 on the job. Here are some key facts they should consider when casting their votes...

 

Posted on: Aug 10, 2020

In another move to protect gig workers around the state, the California Labor Commissioner’s Office announced the filing of two new lawsuits against Uber and Lyft for committing wage theft by continuing to misclassify their employees as independent contractors...

Posted on: Aug 3, 2020

It seems COVID-19 workers’ compensation presumptions might not be as catastrophic to the system as insurers have previously warned...

Posted on: Jul 27, 2020

With the rebuttable presumption enacted by Governor Newsom having expired on July 5, millions of essential workers are counting on the state legislature to act quickly to pass new protections as COVID-19 cases spike across California...


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