Covid Workplace Rights
Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic seems as though it is here to stay, at least in the short term. As such, it is important that employees know their rights at the workplace as it pertains to Covid-19.
Pertinently, on September 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 685 into law, enacting Labor Code section 6409.6, among other things. Labor Code section 6409.6 requires employers, within one business day of receiving notice of a potential Covid-19 workplace exposure from a “qualifying individual”, to notify employees of the exposure. The law went into effect on January 1, 2021. Here are some common questions we receive about Labor Code section 6409.6.