- Written by Jacquelyn Larson
On September 29, 2016, the Governor signed into a law a new requirement for Cal/OSHA to create regulations regarding indoor heat hazards in the workplace.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, already has standards for outdoor heat hazards. For example, shade needs to be provided if it is over 80 degrees out. It is well known that employers in California must have an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (“IIPP”) that complies with these standards.
- Written by Rebecca Hause-Schultz
For any employment contract entered into, modified, or extended on or after January 1, 2017, employers can’t require employees who primarily reside and work in California to arbitrate or litigate disputes outside the state or under another state’s laws if the claim or controversy arose in California. Earlier this month, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1241, which prohibits an employer from requiring California employees to bring employment claims against an employer in any venue outside California. Thus, employers may not require employees to sign a forum section clause dictating litigation or arbitration that occur outside California.