California Ends Its COVID-10 State of Emergency, but Keeps Employer Obligations

On February 28, 2023, the COVID-19 state of emergency officially comes to an end in California. The “SMARTER Plan” is the next phase of California’s COVID-19 response. So what’s next for California employers?

The new nonemergency COVID-19 prevention regulations―adopted by the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board and effective February 3, 2023―remain in effect for the next two years, with reporting obligations in effect for the next three. The new regulations incorporated some requirements of the older Cal/OSHA emergency temporary standards and added new provisions designed to be easier and more flexible for employers.

Read the full Alert on the Duane Morris LLP website.

FDA’s Thinking on Imposition of Civil Monetary Penalties for Violations of Clinical Trial Reporting Requirements Revealed by New Guidance

In August 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued guidance on the imposition of civil monetary penalties for violations of clinical trial reporting requirements. The new guidance is welcome insight for members of the pharmaceutical, biologics and medical device industries, particularly in light of the race to develop—and convince FDA of the safety and effectiveness of—COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostic tests.

To read the full text of this Duane Morris Alert, please visit the firm website.

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