Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom outlined a new tiered-base system to determine the re-opening of businesses. Riverside County currently falls under the widespread category. Retail, shopping centers, malls, hair salons, and barbershops are now able to open with modifications and certain capacity limits. See More In order to advance between tiers, counties must meet the updated metrics for two weeks. There is a 21-day waiting period between tier moves and counties must move one tier at a time. Tier status
Businesses looking to expand should start with getting permission from the property manager, then contacting the City of Corona Planning Department with a site plan showing the property and their temporary outdoor setup with some details and dimensions for review. For setups that are in the sidewalk in front of the suite, they are checking to make sure there is still an unobstructed 4-foot minimum wide pathway for pedestrian/ADA access. For setups in the parking lot, they are checking to make sure that
The County of Riverside has released an advisory regarding school operations, including: testing and screening; positivity, notification of positive cases, and quarantine; masks, face coverings, and face shields; elementary school waiver process; applicability; and closure criteria. Click here to read the letter.
The Corona Chamber is excited to partner with the Riverside County Workforce Development Board to address the needs of local businesses. This effort seeks to identify the COVID-related challenges your business is facing. Solutions to benefit your business- whether related to training, process improvements, hiring, removing barriers, pivoting, or others- will then be developed and/or implemented. This brief survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and we would appreciate your input.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a customizable flyer you can quickly and easily create for your specific business, to share with employees and customers about what you are doing to keep everyone safe. Create Here
As a member of America’s Recovery Fund Coalition (ARFC), the Corona Chamber is proud to support the effort introduced by Representatives Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) and Lance Gooden (R-TX-05). The Small Business Comeback Act will create a Recovery Fund and give American businesses much-needed stability as they continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic. Click here to send a message to Congress to ask them to vote for the Small Business Comeback Act.
Another consequence of COVID: expired documents. If you're hiring a new employee and they have an expired license, can you use this as an acceptable form of identity verification? Learn More
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss what employers should do if an employee tests positive with COVID-19. Learn More
Last Friday, Governor Newsom announced a new playbook to guide employers on how to provide a safe and clean environment for workers and customers to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Learn More
Recent scams related to COVID relief programs have been discovered. One is being monitored by the SBA and is related to grants, loans, and phishing for private information. Learn More The second scam is in regards to unemployment insurance. Criminals are filing claims for benefits using names and personal information of persons who have not lost their jobs. Read More
Yesterday, Governor Newsom announced updated information for the personal care services industry. Industry Guidance The California Department of Public Health also issued guidelines for how barbering and cosmetology services can be offered safely outside. These guidelines allow the OPTION for services to be done outside and does not require outdoor services. Read More
Midyear Employment Law UpdateIn California, there’s never a shortage of new employment laws, regulations, local ordinances and court cases to keep employers on their toes — and 2020 has been a particularly challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the numerous other challenges that came with largely shutting down the state, employers have to decipher and comply with a host of new pandemic-related federal, state and local laws and orders. Read More
On the Job Training Program Helps Businesses Hire and Train New WorkersRiverside County's On-The-Job Training program is a powerful, FREE tool available to employers to help them save in the cost of training new employees for skilled positions in high demand industries. Learn More
Safer Together. Join us in Taking the Pledge.The pledge was developed with guidance from the State of California, Riverside County and leadership from our various sectors. Our goal is to ensure our industry remains a healthy, positive and inclusive destination for all travelers, employees and residents. Safer Together, Greater Together is your commitment! Click here to take the pledge and download a toolkit.
Commissioner Lara issues Order resulting in workers’ compensation premium savings for California businesses affected by COVID-19 The CORONA Chamber working with the Save Small Business Coalition has great news to report. Our outreach through the grassroots campaign was successful!!Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has heard our plea and we are grateful for his swift action regarding an Order for Workman’s Compensation Premium Savings for businesses. Our summary is below, provided by one
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lori Olin 949-754-3419 email@example.comTransportation Corridor Agencies’ Boards Unanimously Approve Balanced Fiscal Year 2021 Budget with No Toll Rate IncreaseYears of fiscal responsibility provide economic protection during pandemic IRVINE, Calif. (June 17, 2020) – The Transportation Corridor Agencies’ (TCA) two Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget that addresses the unknown duration and impacts of COVID-19 and reflects a
The U.S. Chamber has released a standardized questionnaire businesses may wish to utilize in screening employees upon return to work. Reminder: new laws have been enacted this year to protect employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers are required to post this federal notice next to their existing labor law poster.
The deadline for employers with more than 100 employees to register for the CalSavers program has been extended from June 30, 2020 to September 30, 2020. The deadlines have not been extended for those with less employees. Learn More
This grant-funded program offered by Riverside County helps connect employees with employer partners that are hiring and reimburse 50% of their wages for the first few months. In order to become a partner with this Subsidized Employment Program, the following eligibility criteria must be met by the business: Position offered must be permanent or temp-to-hireMust provide a minimum of 20 hours per weekBusiness must have an Acord Certificate of Liability Insurance with policy minimums If your business is