Air Quality


How wildfire smoke should change the way companies think about return to office

June 25, 2023Media Mention

Environmental Partner, Sedina Banks, provided her commentary to CNBC.com regarding navigating work disruptions caused by wildfires.


“It absolutely makes sense for companies to start thinking about these issues and develop strategies to respond,” said Sedina Banks, environmental partner at Los Angeles-based Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger.

While the California regulation mainly applies to outdoor workers, even companies with indoor workspaces could fall under the requirements if they don’t meet the threshold for exemption, Banks said.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if more and more states adopt these regulations that apply to companies,” Banks said.

Companies should look to these states for guidance in understanding the best practices for dealing with wildfire smoke and other air quality issues, Banks said.