|March 23, 2019 | www.fisherphillips.com|
When it rains, it pours. If you think back to the height of the crippling economic downturn roughly a decade ago, employers were laying off workers en masse across all industries—but the hospitality industry was especially hard hit. Guests were refraining from dining out, tourists were cutting back on travel, families were postponing trips to amusement parks, and gamblers were tightening their belts and staying away from casinos. This downturn forced many hospitality businesses to reduce labor and shed workers.
After several years of discussion and debate, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board recently approved a standard on “Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention.” The final regulation was recently approved by the Office of Administrative Law and will be effective July 1, 2018.