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California Worker Safety Agency Gives COVID-19 Rule Guidance, Bloomberg Law

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Partner Jason Mills was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article about the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s new emergency coronavirus (COVID-19) worker infection prevention rule, which took effect in late November.

Jason told Bloomberg that employers require more information on the rule’s provision requiring workers to stay away from worksites if they have been exposed to the virus in the workplace, yet have not tested positive for the virus. “Because workers will qualify for paid medical and exclusion leave, some workers will claim exposure when there wasn’t any,” Jason said. This could pose problems for employers, as according to the article, “[a]n employer who questions a worker’s exposure claim could face a Cal/OSHA inspection.”

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