Judge Denies COVID Injunction

Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman has denied in their entirety two requests for temporary injunctions against Cal/OSHA’s COVID emergency temporary standard. The requests were filed by two separate employer groups. … Read More »

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Feds Evaluation of Cal/OSHA

Fed-OSHA’s latest evaluation of the Cal/OSHA program found a few new issues, seemingly minor. But it made very sure to mention the program’s most glaring problem: The raft of vacancies … Read More »

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New DIR Director Named

More than a year into his term, Gov. Gavin Newsom has named a new director at the Department of Industrial Relations. She is Katrina S. Hagen, who has held positions … Read More »

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Labor Activist Gets DLSE Post

Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed Lilia Garcia-Brower, 45, as chief of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, a key post at the Department of Industrial Relations, otherwise known as the … Read More »

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DOSH Santa Ana Office Moves

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health Santa Ana district office and two Department of Industrial Relations units have a new location. The new address is 2 MacArthur Place, Santa … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA in Governor’s Budget

Cal/OSHA saw a 17% increase this fiscal year compared to the previous year, but newly minted Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing an essentially flat budget for 2019-20. The governor’s budget … Read More »

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