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AB-1165 Occupational safety and health: violations.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 6600 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

6600.
 Any (a)  An  employer served with a citation or notice pursuant to Section 6317, or a notice of proposed penalty under this part, or any other person obligated to the employer as specified in subdivision (b) of Section 6319, may appeal to the appeals board within 15 working days from the receipt of such the  citation or such  notice with respect to violations alleged by the division, abatement periods, amount of proposed penalties, and the reasonableness of the changes required by the division to abate the condition.
(b) (1) When either abatement is on appeal or abatement has not occurred, an appeal of a citation or notice pursuant to Section 6317 that is classified and cited as a serious violation, repeat serious violation, willful serious violation, or failure to abate shall not stay the abatement dates and requirements.
(2) An employer may request a stay of abatement from the division.
(3) The division shall stay the abatement for a serious violation, repeat serious violation, willful serious violation, or failure to abate, if the division determines that there is a substantial likelihood of success by the employer on the contested matters and that a stay will not adversely affect the health and safety of employees.
(c) The division may stay an abatement requirement while a motion to stay an abatement is pending.
(d) The employer may request an expedited appeal from the appeals board and the appeals board shall conduct an expedited hearing pursuant to regulations adopted by the appeals board pursuant to Section 373 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.