In California, missed break premiums must be paid at overtime rates
California ruled that employers must pay employees for missed meal, rest, and recovery breaks at the employee’s “regular rate of pay."
Michigan’s OSHA entity has issued a series of rules governing the implementation of workplace safeguards for all businesses, and specific requirements for industries involved in manufacturing, construction, retail, health care, sports and fitness facilities, and restaurants and bars.
The rules first compel employers to rate their employees’ jobs in terms of lower, medium, high or very high exposure risk. This is followed by creation of the COVID Preparedness & Response Plan addressing engineering and administrative controls, personal hygiene and protective equipment, health surveillance and training, as well as specific procedures for implementing same. Industry-specific requirements are provided via a series of links.
The Michigan rules remain in effect until mid-March 2021.
The acting assistant secretary for OSHA James Frederick issued an editorial promoting two sources of grant monies available to employers, unions and other organizations.
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