Bloomberg Law
Dec. 17, 2020, 2:40 PMUpdated: Dec. 17, 2020, 10:31 PM

California Covid-19 Worker Safety Rule Challenged in Court (2)

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

California’s new emergency rule protecting workers from Covid-19 has been challenged in state court by the National Retail Federation and National Federation of Independent Business, which say it imposes potentially “ruinous” costs on employers.

The lawsuit asks a judge to vacate the rule and, in the interim, immediately prevent the state from enforcing the standard while the court considers the case.

The lawsuit, filed Dec. 16 in the Superior Court of California for the County of San Francisco, argues the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health and the state Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board “relied on unsupported speculation” ...

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