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The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (the “Board”) voted this week to readopt the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 prevention. The readopted ETS will be effective January 14, 2022. The readoption includes substantive changes to definitions as highlighted below and a few clarifications from the ETS last readopted on June 17, 2021. You can access the readoption

This month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed course and held that the arbitration agreement signed by a H-2A temporary farm worker was valid and enforceable. This decision is instructive for California employers on how to roll out (and defend) a valid arbitration agreement.
Martinez-Gonzalez worked as a farm laborer harvesting lettuce under the H-2A guest worker program

As we look ahead to 2022, it’s time to remind Washington employers that the Washington Wage Recovery Act (the “Act”) becomes effective January 1, 2022. Under the Act, employees can attach a lien (i.e., a legal hold) on certain property for allegedly unpaid wages owed. The purpose of the wage lien is to secure payment for wage claims. In practice,