COVID Relief Bill: Changes to PPP Loans and New Lending Terms

On December 27, 2020, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“2021 Act”), which contains the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (“Economic Aid Act”). The acts contain changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”)…

January 10, 2021

New 2021 California Employment Laws Summary

Below are summaries of a few significant new employer laws that will take effect on January 1, 2021.   COVID-19 Workplace Exposure Notice and Reporting AB 685 (Reyes) created COVID-19 notice and reporting obligations for all California employers. The new…

January 6, 2021

COVID-19 Reporting Requirements Guide

The California legislature has enacted three separate pieces of legislation (namely SB1159, AB 685 and Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Regulations) that created different and varied reporting requirements that employers must follow when learning that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19….

December 26, 2020

New Employer Regulations for 2021

Below is a summary of new developments and requirements for employers for 2021:   Cal-OSHA Emergency Regulations On November 30,2020, Cal/OSHA established emergency regulations for employers that include having a detailed written COVID-19 Prevention Plan. This is a stand-alone document…

December 21, 2020

COVID-19 Prevention Plan for Employers

This California COVID-19 Prevention Plan is compliant with the new Cal/OSHA regulation and California’s AB 685 notice requirement. The helpful prevention plan includes the following: Identification and Evaluation of COVID-19 Hazards Investigations Training Physical Distancing, Face Coverings, and Engineering and…

December 15, 2020

Cal/OSHA Emergency COVID Regulation: Overview and Resources

Overview On November 19, 2020, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board passed a new emergency temporary COVID-19 standard. The standard (8 CCR §3205) now goes to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for approval and will likely go into effect by the…

December 15, 2020

Governor Newsom Announces Regional Stay-at-Home Order

On December 3, 2020, Governor Newsom announced a “Regional Stay-at-Home Order” that will be triggered if the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity drops below 15 percent in a given region. Regions will have 48 hours to implement the order when…

December 3, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Summary

Please note that the law and its interpretation by the DOL and other agencies is rapidly evolving, so this information is subject to change. This summary was published on November 18, 2020.   Overview The Families First Coronavirus Response Act…

November 18, 2020

LAPFCA 2020 End of Year Legislative Report

From a legislative standpoint, it was a difficult year on many levels. However, LAPFCA did achieve success in many areas.   Early into the pandemic, we were keenly aware of the uncertainty COVID-19 would bring to our industry and we…

November 18, 2020