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Responding to Fires, Power Outages and Poor Air Quality

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, J.D. on Thursday, October 31, 2019
Firemen after wildfire

Is this the "new normal?" Fall in the Golden State has always brought high winds and high fire danger, but the situation has worsened in recent years. Once again, California is facing fast-burning wildfires that are destroying homes and communities. But now, power outages are hitting hundreds of thousands of customers in California and having a severe impact on individuals and businesses.

Power Outages Hit California: What Employers Need to Know

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley J.D. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019
power outage

How should employers handle the power outages across California? Find out how to pay your employees by classification and how to plan ahead for natural disasters.

Protecting Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, J.D. on Thursday, August 1, 2019
Forest fire

Many California employers have been impacted by recent wildfires. If there is a fire in the region, employees may be exposed to unhealthy air. Cal/OSHA Standards Board recently approved an emergency regulation to protect workers from hazards related to wildfire smoke.


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