Franchises, Hotels and Restaurants, Oh My: PPP Progress

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On what was previously known as Tax Day, the US Department of Treasury (DOT) published additional responses to questions submitted by lenders and borrowers about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). These can be found here. Many of the questions were submitted by lenders, but some were submitted, apparently, by borrowers. These requested clarification about how […]

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ACCESS OF ALL KINDS THROUGHOUT THE CENTRAL COAST: UNION ACCESS ALERT… A PERFECT STORM BREWING!!!

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First we have the COVID-19 and Companies just barely getting the necessary workers in place for harvest as our borders tighten. Then… we have local politicians throughout the State using farmworkers and H-2A housing as examples of overcrowding, breeding grounds for COVID-19, and threats to their communities. We have social activist groups, politicians and now […]

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Flurry of Conflicting Efforts at Federal and State Level Regarding COVID-19 And Agriculture

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The California Farmworker COVID-19 Relief Package Under an amended Assembly Bill 2915, authored by Assemblyman Robert Rivas, D-Hollister, farmworkers will have mandatory paid sick leave increase from three days to two weeks and receive hazard pay to workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Assemblyman reportedly plans to “gut and amend” a bill already introduced this […]

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FRIDAY FLURRY: UPDATES ON NEWS FROM THIS WEEK

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Update On Challenge to CalSavers Program By: Manny Ignancio We previously reported that a lawsuit was filed in federal district court to challenge the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program (“CalSavers”). The lawsuit (Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association et al v. CA Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program) claims that CalSavers conflicts with federal law. See our […]

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Economic Injury Disaster Loan: A Simple Application for a $10,000 Grant

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The CARES Act expanded the reach of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.  The EIDL program has been in place for many years to provide working capital to help small businesses survive until normal operations resume after a disaster.  CARES has added some new twists including an Emergency Grant of […]

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A Brief Overview of the Paycheck Protection Program, a 100% Forgivable Loan

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The US Department of the Treasury (DOT) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) were tasked with implementing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  The PPP provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses with the goal of helping them keep their workers on the payroll. The SBA recognizes that, due to the COVID-19 crisis, businesses may […]

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Safety and Health Guidance: “COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Agricultural Employers and Employees” Published by Cal/OSHA

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Cal/OSHA has released Safety and Health Guidance on COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Agricultural Employers and Employees, available here. The Guidance provides helpful information regarding the scope of employee training, procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, procedures to increase social distancing, and good sanitation practices. The Guidance specifically provides that: “Health experts do not recommend […]

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR RESPIRATORY PROTECTION DURING N95 SHORTAGE DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC:

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued interim enforcement guidance to help combat supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators (N95 FFRs). The action marks the Department’s latest step to ensure the availability of respirators and follows President Donald J. Trump’s Memorandum on Making General Use Respirators […]

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DOL Issues Guidance to Employers Regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

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The Department of Labor (DOL) has been working in overdrive since the enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020 to establish guidance for employees and employers regarding the Act. The DOL has published guidance for employers, available here. The guidance includes a set of questions and answers published today, […]

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