Multi-State Worksites: Mastering Safety Compliance Across State Lines

Presented by: Joshua Schultz, Esq., Law Offices of Adele Abrams, P.C.

Many California-based employers have operations in other states, and in the growing era of the “gig economy” it’s quite possible for employers that never thought they would employ workers across state lines to be in a situation where they’re managing employees who are working outside of California. When employees work out of state, which safety and health rules and regulations govern? Questions like this arise all the time, and it’s important to know the compliance essentials for mastering your safety and health-related obligations.

During this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to tell which workplace safety and health laws govern when you employ out-of-state workers
  • Examples of how other states’ regulations may differ from Cal/OSHA and federal OSHA—so you know the types of thorny issues you could encounter if you’re not prepared
  • How the Trump Administration’s policies are impacting safety on a national level and what that means for managing safety here in California and at worksites across state lines
  • Whether and how some states’ legalization of medical and recreational marijuana factors into drug testing for safety-sensitive positions outside of California