The EEOC has answered the following questions to give guidance on Disability Related Inquiries and Medical Exams by Employers.
What steps can employers take to screen employees for COVID-19 after government stay-at-home orders are lifted?
Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-31-20 (PDF), which temporarily suspends the 60-day notice requirement in the California WARN Act for those employers that give written notice to employees and satisfy other conditions. The suspension was intended to permit employers to act quickly in order to mitigate or prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Executive Order does not suspend the California WARN Act in its entirety, nor does it suspend the law for all covered employers. The Executive Order only suspends the California WARN Act's 60-day notice requirement for those employers that satisfy the Order's specific conditions. Employers should continue to file a WARN per the legislation requirements regardless if the 60-day notice timeframe is not met.
California employers are required to establish and implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) to protect employees from all worksite hazards, including infectious diseases. The following guidance and recommendations for childcare programs on how to update their IIPPs to include information on employee training and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace has been issued by Cal/OSHA.
We all buy cheap goods made in China, Mexico and various third world countries, but most of us never stop to think of the real cost of these goods. Unfotunately, companies like Walmart, who regularly violate local laws to protect employees in this country, profit considerably from deplorable working conditions arounds the world.