The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board is scheduled to meet on April 21, 2022 to decide whether to readopt a fourth iteration of its current COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). The ETS applies to all workers not covered by the Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standard or those working alone/remotely and requires employers to create, implement and maintain an up-to-date COVID-19 Prevention Program.

 

The U.S. Department of Labor recently assessed a Florida farm labor contractor over $37,000 for failing to reimburse fees to its H-2A workers.[i] The H-2A program allows for the employment of nonimmigrant workers for seasonal and temporary agricultural work. The federal program requires employers to reimburse H-2A workers for certain costs by the end of their first workweek or pay period.

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