Bloomberg Law
Feb. 25, 2021, 6:04 PMUpdated: Feb. 25, 2021, 9:46 PM

California Virus Worker Safety Rule Survives Legal Challenge (1)

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

California can continue to enforce its Covid-19 worker protection rule, a state judge ruled.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman in a decision Thursday wrote that he was rejecting employers’ request for an injunction to prevent enforcement of the rule by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health while the challenges to the rule continue.

It’s doubtful the employers would win the challenges and the need to curb the spread of Covid-19 weighed heavily in favor of enforcing the rule, Schulman said in turning down the injunction request. He had heard oral arguments Jan. 29.

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