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CalChamber Urges Pull Back of Emergency COVID Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce urged the California Legislature to correct a series of costly COVID-19 workplace mandates imposed through an emergency regulation order.

The regulation, issued by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) late in 2020, requires employers to take a number of extraordinary steps that include providing costly unlimited paid time off for workers. It further creates an overly broad testing scheme that ignores the realities of current testing availability.

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