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Webinar: COVID-19 Guidance and Best Practices

Webinar: COVID-19 Guidance and Best Practices

Watch this very informative prerecorded Webinar on Guidance & Best Practices (about 1 hour). The first 10 minutes has general information, with more specific info as the webinar progresses...)

Resources/Links Regarding COVID-19 for California Employers

DOL Poster Released

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. 

The Department Of Labor requires employers to display official posters where employees can readily observe them.

Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCA)

 New Federal Laws Require Employers to Provide Additional Paid Sick Leave & FMLA-Type Leave

for COVID-19 Related Uses

Payroll Tax Credit For FFCA

Employers receive 100% reimbursement on federal payroll taxes for paid leave pursuant to the Act.   The legislation will enable employers to keep their workers on their payrolls.

Layoff Alternatives

 There are alternatives to layoffs that can help employers keep their  employees when there is a lack of work or during a financial hardship 

Partial Claims: Notice of Reduced Earnings

 An employee who used the Notice of Reduced Earnings (DE 2063) (PDF) to file for UI benefits, are not required to look for a new job because the employer has certified that there will be a job for you shortly. The employee is considered partially unemployed. The state has waived the one week waiting period for reduced hours due to coronavirus.

EDD: Work Sharing Program (in CA):

An alternative to layoffs.   

The Work Sharing Program helps employees whose hours and wages have been reduced:

  • Receive UI benefits.
  • Keep their current job.
  • Avoid financial hardships.

The Work Sharing Program helps employers:

  • Minimize or eliminate the need for layoffs.
  • Keep trained employees and quickly prepare when business conditions improve.
  • Avoid the cost of recruiting, hiring, and training new      employees.

Department of Industrial Relations – FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s

 FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office

The California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA)

Guidance for Employers and Workers (in CA): 

Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19 (in CA):

Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

What employees are entitled to may be confusing. This designed is to make it easier to understand what resources may be available

EDD: Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) FAQs (for employee):

 Employees: Visit Coronavirus 2019 FAQs for answers to specific questions you as an employee may  have about COVID-19 and what programs and benefits may be available to  you. 

EDD: Information regarding COVID-19

 Visit Coronavirus 2019 FAQs for answers to specific questions you may  have about COVID-19 and what programs and benefits may be available to  you 

One week Unemployment waiting period waived

 The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period  for  reduced hours or shut down  operations due to COVID-19 

Financial Resources

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Business and Financial Assistance through the State of California

 The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled  helpful information for employers, employees and all Californians as it  relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  

SBA Coronavirus Assistance

 Small business owners  are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).