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Cal/OSHA and State Update - POSTPONED

Past Event
Friday, June 11, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm

This webinar has been postponed - future date TBD.


At the Cal/OSHA Standards Board meeting, the board ultimately voted that masks and social distancing stay until July 31st. After July 31st, social distancing requirements will be dropped, but masking requirements will continue until the Emergency Temporary Standard expires or is further amended (note: only an Executive Order from Governor Newsom can amend the Standards before June 29). For hotels, this means that the June 15th reopening date requires masks and social distancing for employees, but not for guests/visitors. Furthermore, employers are now required to make N95 masks (not just cloth masks) available for non-vaccinated employees.

These requirements are set to go into effect after a legal review by the Office of Administrative Law, which is likely to be June 15th, the same day California was supposed to “reopen”. The new rules are expected to be temporary and were passed with the understanding that a three person committee would convene with Cal/OSHA experts to revise it as soon as possible. At this point, only an Executive Order by the Governor can change these new rules.

CHLA will be providing detailed guidance on these new Cal/OSHA rules and you will have an opportunity to have your questions answered by our legal counsel at Fisher Phillips on this webinar.

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Lynn Mohrfeld, President & CEO, California Hotel & Lodging Association

Lynn Mohrfeld serves as the President & CEO of the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CHLA).  He has been with CHLA since 2002.  Mr. Mohrfeld has been involved in the tourism industry for more than 30 years, currently leading the largest and most influential hotel association in the nation, which includes the CHLA Hospitality Foundation, the California Boutique & Breakfast Association, and both candidate and issues political action committees.  Additionally, CHLA manages both the Hotel Association of Los Angeles and the Long Beach Hospitality Alliance. 

Hannah Sweiss
Hannah Sweiss, Associate, Fisher Phillips

Hannah Sweiss represents a broad range of clients, from small businesses to national companies, in a variety of industries including trucking, hospitality, travel, manufacturing, and healthcare. Hannah’s practice is focused on representing and defending employers in class action wage and hour lawsuits as well as representative lawsuits brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Hannah has been lead counsel on numerous complex wage and hour/PAGA lawsuits achieving great results in cases with less than twenty members to cases with thousands of members.

Hannah has also handled a full range of Labor and Employment matters, from single plaintiff to multi-plaintiff actions with claims including, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.  Hannah has unique experience with individual matters and audits before the Employment Development Department (EDD), Department of Labor (DOL) and California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).

Additionally, Hannah advises employers on preventative measures to litigation arising from various issues including wage and hour compliance, workplace safety, employee classification, independent contractor classification, mass layoff strategy, and management training. 

Hannah Sweiss is a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Taskforce, a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys dedicated to advising employers on the many workplace law aspects of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Jeff Thurrell, Partner, Fisher Phillips

Jeff Thurrell is a Partner in Fisher Phillip’s Irvine office. His practice is focused on defending employment related lawsuits and administrative complaints on a variety of issues, including harassment, retaliation, and discrimination. Jeff represents employers in both state and federal courts as well as before state and federal agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE). 

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