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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can… Read More »

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster Requirement

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

During these difficult times, keeping up with the ever-changing legal landscape can be challenging. Here’s a friendly reminder to employers that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires all employers covered by the Act to post a notice about the FFCRA for all employees in a conspicuous place on their premises. An FFCRA… Read More »

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Worker Status: Employees and Independent Contractors

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

The most widely reported legislation passed in 2019 was Assembly Bill 5, which was effective January 1, 2020 and codified new standards to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. AB 5 incorporated the “ABC Test” introduced in 2018 by the California Supreme Court in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v…. Read More »

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Minimum Wage Increase

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

California continues to implement its stair-step minimum wage increases. Effective January 1, 2020, the statewide minimum wage for employers with 25 or fewer employees increased to $12.00 per hour, and employers with 26 or more employees must pay at least $13.00 per hour. This increase also affects the minimum salary requirements for exempt employees…. Read More »

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Employer Support for COVID-19 – Remote Work Policies

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

To our clients and other employers dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, please be encouraged – we will get through these tough times! To help you facilitate having employees work remotely, with access to your Company’s proprietary and confidential information, I’ve drafted a sample “Remote Work and Access Policy” and an accompanying Authorization Form related… Read More »

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