California Employment Law Training Courses
Federal OSHA has been critical of California due to being lax on “serious” violations associated with inspections and investigations. The Federal government wants California to significantly increase penalties especially those classified as serious.
Today, the California Worker’s Compensation Law provides a faster, fairer way to take care of injured workers where fault doesn’t have to be proved to recover medical expenses and lost wages. This job-injury insurance is paid for by your employer and supervised by the state. If you can’t work due to a job-related injury or illness, workers’ compensation automatically pays your medical bills and provides money to live on until you can return to work.
California Labor Code 6401.7(a) requires every employer to establish, implement, and maintain an effective injury prevention program. Monthly Inspection Checklists completed by a member of the safety committee or a supervisor detailing the inspection, what hazards were noted, and corrective action taken. These inspection lists should be reviewed by safety committee members and management. Comments and input from employees should be reviewed by safety committee members, supervisors, and management.
In 2019, 17 states will have raised their minimum wage rates - bringing more than half of U.S. states above the federal minimum.
Managers will have the chance to review their responsibilities in preventing unwelcome and harassing behavior from occurring in their work-groups, as well as guidance towards appropriate responses to take if such behavior does occur.