Bloomberg Law
Jan. 29, 2021, 1:40 AM

California Business Groups Want Out of Covid-19 Workplace Rules

Maeve Allsup
Maeve Allsup
Legal Reporter

Some of California’s Covid-19 emergency workplace rules are overly burdensome and don’t help slow the spread of the virus, attorneys told a San Francisco Superior Court judge on Thursday.

The National Retail Federation and the Western Growers Association want Judge Ethan P. Schulman to issue a preliminary injunction against Emergency Temporary Standards adopted by the state’s Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

Before the hearing, Schulman issued a tentative denial of the NRF’s motion, finding the group failed to demonstrate irreparable harm. The balance of harm weighs “heavily in favor of protecting employees’ occupational health and ...

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