Corporate Compliance

On this Juneteenth, we honor the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, knowing that it is now an official federal holiday. U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on the 17th of June. The holiday, celebrated on the 19th of June every year, commemorates the ending of slavery. It marks the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally learned they were free from bondage, around two and a half…
On June 17, the Cal-OSHA board approved a set of revisions to the Emergency Transmission Standard (ETS) for COVID-19 issued on June 11 (June 11 Revisions). Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order (see link), the new revisions take effect as soon as they are filed with the California Secretary of State and conform Cal-OSHA workplace standards to those previously issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control…
It’s been a little over a half of a century since The Stonewall Riots—a series of demonstrations by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began on June 28, 1969—at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The Stonewall Riots became a symbol of resistance to the social and political discrimination of the time and it inspired solidarity among homosexual groups. The following year, organizers seeking to build on the…
On June 11, 2021, the California Department of Public Health issued a State Public Health Officer Order and Governor Gavin Newsom issued two related Executive Orders rolling back COVID-19 restrictions.  More information on these orders and announcement can be found below. On June 11, 2021, the California Department of Health issued the State Public Health Officer Order of June 11, 2021, mandating limited and temporary health requirements as of June 15, 2021.  The order…
As the name suggests, Google Workspace is a workspace for productivity. It is a collaboration platform that unifies chat, email, voice and video calling, and content management, empowering teams to work from anywhere. During the global pandemic, applications that power remote work have certainly gained rapid traction, often without time to map out governance policies and ediscovery playbooks. Spending time developing information governance strategies and testing your ediscovery practices for newer data types can’t forever…
On June 10, 2021, OSHA updated general industry guidance for COVID-19 that is applicable to all workplaces. OSHA’s general industry guidance, which is advisory and creates no binding legal requirements, focuses on unvaccinated workers and others who are “at risk” (i.e., immunocompromised individuals). OSHA specifically states, “[u]nless otherwise required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, most employers no longer need to take steps to protect their fully vaccinated workers who…
OSHA issued the COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on June 10, 2021. The full ETS can be found here: Subpart U — COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (osha.gov). The ETS applies to workplace settings where professional healthcare practitioners provide healthcare services or healthcare support services. The ETS primarily applies to hospital workplaces. Many other workplace settings where professional healthcare practitioners provide healthcare services or healthcare support services can be exempted from coverage of the…