Industry Critical Needs Projections Survey

This survey will be critical information necessary as CCM coordinates with state and federal officials. CCM’s goal is to help minimize food system disruptions by proactively working with the industry. Please click on the link below to fill out this survey.

Critical Needs Survey

Employment and Labor Resources

Information relating to CA paid sick leave requirements, unemployment insurance, disability, and CA Paid Family Leave and the new Federal emergency paid sick leave and expanded Family Medical Leave Act benefits. 

California Resources & Employee Benefits

Family First COVID-19 Response Act (FFCRA)

Effective April 2, 2020, the FFCRA provides for two forms of paid leave to employees forced to miss work because of the COVID-19 outbreak: an emergency expansion of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and a new federal paid sick leave law.

COVID-19: Ag Employer Crisis Management Briefing prepared by The Saqui Law Group

H-2A

Ag Industry Resources

CA Civil Rights Laws & COVID-19

The CA Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)  is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. DFEH has provided guidance to address what employers can and cannot legally do with regard to employee rights and COVID-19.  The guidance addresses questions such as: “May an employer send employees home if they show signs of COVID-19?” and “May an employer take employees’ temperatures?”.

Ventura County Ag Commissioner “Essential Worker” Cards

Health & Safety Resources

Ensuring worker safety and health is of the utmost importance.  The following links include state and federal guidelines to protect workers from COVID-19 in the workplace.  Specific resources for agricultural employers include posters and other materials that can be shared with employees.

Ag Industry Resources

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers

Business Resources

CARES Act: COVID-19 Stimulus Package (III)

For those in small businesses under 500 employees, we urge you to look at the SBA loans included in the new CARES Act. If you use these loans to keep your employees paid through this period, the loans can become grants that do not have to be repaid!

The Paycheck Protection Program, authorized by the CARES Act, authorizes up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.  The new loan program will be available retroactive from Feb. 15, 2020, so employers can rehire their recently laid-off employees through June 30, 2020.

The application is available NOW. If you think you may qualify, we encourage you to submit your application NOW. 

Paycheck Protection Program FAQ Sheet

Tax Information

WARN Act: Business Closures and Layoffs

The State and Federal WARN Acts require a business to give notice to workers before mass layoffs. California businesses subject to the WARN Act that have been affected by COVID-19 no longer have to give 60 days-notice to workers before mass layoffs. Instead, businesses are required to give as much notice as practicable plus a statement explaining the basis for lessening the notification period.

Additional Resources

Legislation

USDA

FAQs Related to COVID-19 Impact on the Fruit & Vegetable Industry

CDFA

COVID-19 Resources

Covid Local Orders

Latest COVID Related News

Crisis Management Briefing provided by The Saqui Law Group

April 9th, 2020|0 Comments

If you were unable to attend the virtual Crisis Management Briefing with The Saqui Law Group last Friday, you can [...]

California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) Farm to Family Program

April 9th, 2020|0 Comments

The CAFB Farm to Family Program (F2F) accepts donations of fresh produce year-round for distribution to 41 food banks across [...]

CARES Act – Do you Qualify for the Paycheck Protection Program?

April 9th, 2020|0 Comments

The U.S. Treasury and Small Business Administration issued further guidance this week to clarify what businesses qualify for the new [...]

Riverside Co. Department of Public Health Recommends Fabric Masks

April 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Riverside County health officials are recommending that residents cover their nose and mouth when leaving home for essential travel in [...]

President’s Message

April 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

With the recent passage of the Stimulus package, there has been a new flurry of activity.  We’ve identified two areas [...]

Ag Employer Crisis Management Briefing

April 2nd, 2020|0 Comments