On November 25, 2020, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore issued a special bulletin concerning an emergency regulation (8 C.C.R. 3205) that the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“OSHSB”) adopted concerning the adoption and implementation of a COVID-19 Prevention Program (“CPP”). The emergency regulation requires that, effective November 30, 2020, all public agencies adopt and implement a CPP in order to reduce transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 at agency worksites and facilities.

As a result, public agencies that have not already adopted and implemented a CPP, must take immediate action to do so. Subsequent to the adoption of a regulatory-compliant CPP, agencies must review and, as necessary, modify existing agency policies and practices also comply with the requirements set forth in the emergency regulation.

In order to assist public agencies with this burdensome and time-consuming undertaking, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore drafted a template CPP that agencies may adopt in order to establish compliance with the requirements in the emergency regulation. To accompany the template, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore also drafted a guide that identifies specific obligations under the regulation so that public agencies may more easily identify existing agency policies and practices that require modification.

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is making the CPP template and associated guide available for purchase for consortium members and non-consortium members.

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore attorneys are available to assist public agencies that have any questions or concerns about the CPP or other aspects of the emergency regulation.

 

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Peter has a unique talent in promptly developing an expertise in most of the laws which impact our public agency clients, including the labor relations statutes and those which the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Acts.  Many of the firm’s…

Peter has a unique talent in promptly developing an expertise in most of the laws which impact our public agency clients, including the labor relations statutes and those which the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Acts.  Many of the firm’s clients have come to rely on his advice in guiding them in these constantly changing areas of law as well as on problem solving many of the labor issues our clients face.

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