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Ventura County Moves into Orange Tier

The California Department of Public Health announced today that several counties in Southern California are now eligible to move into the less-restrictive orange tier starting tomorrow, April 7, 20201.  These counties include Ventura, Riverside and San Bernadino.  Los Angeles and Orange counties are already in the orange tier.  Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and other …

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New CA Law Update – CFRA Law for Employers of 5 or More Employees & COVID-19 for Large Employers

Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed a number of bills that will affect California employers in 2021.  This new legislation greatly expands family and medical leave of absence requirements for all employers with at least 5 employees in California. This new legislation, SB1383, expands the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) and requires employers with 5 or more employees to …

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OSHA 300 Electronic Submissions

Compliance Update:  ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS OF YOUR WORKPLACE INJURY & ILLNESS RECORDS ARE DUE TOMORROW, MARCH 2, 2021 Employers in California that have establishments meeting one of the requirements below are required annually to electronically submit Form 300A injury and illness data: All establishments with 250 or more employees, unless specifically exempted by section 14300.2 of title 8 of …

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Wellbeing February 2021

Wellbeing Resources February 2021: Screen Time, Acts of Kindness and More! When it comes to wellbeing, employers often find themselves challenged by how to approach a shift from a traditional wellness model to a comprehensive and holistic program that supports the whole person. Below you’ll find this week’s curated list of wellbeing resources. Feel free to …

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Special Open Enrollment 2021

President Joe Biden signed a package of health care-related executive orders on Thursday, January 28, 2021, that, among other initiatives, will reopen HealthCare.gov for a special, three-month enrollment period starting on Feb. 15, 2021. That means Americans without health insurance have a chance to check out their state’s health insurance marketplace options offered through the Affordable Care Act, …

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CA Stay-At-Home Order Lifted

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, has lifted the regional coronavirus stay-at-home orders across the state as of Monday, January 25, 2021.  The previous order imposed on Dec. 10, 2020, banned gatherings outside a household and shuttered or restricted many businesses. With virus cases and hospitalizations more stable now, the state allows counties to resume outdoor dining …

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PPP Round Two

After much deliberation, on December 21, 2020, Congress finally agreed to approve a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Included in that amount is $284 billion for a second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  While based on similar principles as the first round of PPP funding …

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