SDHRC has created this customizable “Safe Reopening Plan for Employees” for businesses planning to reopen. This document communicates to employees the safety protocols, requirements and guidelines in a clear and concise layout to provide reassurance and evolved standards.
• Downloadable Resource: Updated COVID-19 Quick Facts (5/20/21)
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• COVID Vaccine in the Workplace (3/4/21)
• New COVID Related Stimulus Relief Package Signed Into Law (1/5/21)
• COVID Prevention Program and Why YOU Need One! (12/11/20)
• COVID Exposure and Workers Compensation (10/13/20)
• The Evolution of COVID-19 and Where We Are Today (7/30/20)
• Rising Cases Cause Reopening Rollbacks in California (7/15/20)
• Reopening or Closing: We Have Guidance For You (7/7/20)
• Employee Engagement in These Challenging Times (7/1/20)
• Do Your Nails Need Some TLC?! Expanded Personal Care Services Set to Open (6/17/20)
• More San Diego Businesses Get the Green Light (6/12/20)
• Health Insurance Update in Light of COVID-19: Are Your Employees Covered? (5/29/20)
• It’s Time to Ditch Those “Do It Yourself” Hair Dye Kits (5/27/20)
• What Is YOUR Plan for When Those Doors Reopen? (5/20/20)
• Got My PPP Loan Money, Now What??? (5/12/20)
• Phase 2 Kick-Off Is Here; How Can I Safely Reopen? (5/6/20)
• $5 Million Loan Program Approved for Small Businesses (4/23/20)
• Paycheck Protection Program Is Broke, What to Do? (4/16/20)
• Finding Happiness and Positivity in Uncertain Times (4/9/20)
• New IRS Guidance on the Family First Coronavirus Response Act Tax Credit (4/8/20)
• San Diego Face Covering Requirements (4/3/20)
• CARES Act and Financial Assistance for Employers and Their Employees (4/1/20)
• Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Updates (4/1/20)
• COVID-19 Updates From Shelter to Families First (3/27/20)
• Department of Homeland Security (DHS) (3/24/20)
• Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers (3/24/20)
• Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020 (3/24/20)
• CA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response (3/20/20)
• CA Shelter to Home Executive Order (3/20/20)
• Employment Development Department (EDD) COVID-19 Resources (3/20/20)
• Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19 From CA Labor Page (3/20/20)
This resource is for those whose hours/wages have been reduced temporarily to avoid layoffs. These individuals can participate in the Employment Development Departments (EDD) “Work Sharing Program.” This program offsets the reduced employee’s wage losses with the Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.
• Be a legally registered business in California.
• Have an active California State Employer Account Number.
• At least 10 percent of the employer’s regular workforce or a unit of the workforce, and a minimum of two employees, must be affected by a reduction in hours and wages.
• Hours and wages must be reduced by at least 10 percent and not exceed 60 percent.
• Health benefits must remain the same as before, or they must meet the same standards as other employees who are not participating in Work Sharing.
• Retirement benefits must meet the same terms and conditions as before, or they must meet the same as other employees not participating in Work Sharing.
• The collective bargaining agent of employees in a bargaining unit must agree to voluntarily participate and sign the application for Work Sharing.
• Identify the affected work units to be covered by the Work Sharing plan and identify each participating employee by their full name and Social Security number.
• Notify employees in advance of the intent to participate in the Work Sharing program.
• Identify how many layoffs will be avoided by participating in the Work Sharing program.
• Provide the EDD with any necessary reports or documents relating to the Work Sharing plan.
Unfortunately, during these uncertain times, many companies are faced with the difficult decision to switch layoff workers or reduce their hours. Affected employees are urged to file unemployment through EDD Unemployment Insurance as soon as possible as all waiting periods are waived due to our current circumstances.
Employees may be able to file for Disability Insurance through the EDD if they have become ill with, or who are medically quarantined due to exposure to, COVID-19, and who must miss work as a result.
Employees may be able to file for Paid Family Leave through the EDD if they are unable to work due to caring for a family member who is ill with or medically quarantined due to exposure to, COVID-19.
Employees may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation if they were exposed to or became ill with COVID-19 during their regular work duties.
• Virtual Workplace Policy Creation & Implementation
• Virtual Workplace Transition Support
• Managing People in a Virtual Workplace Environment
• Technology Transitions & Requirements for a Virtual Workplace Environment
• Handling Performance Issues in a Virtual Workplace Environment
With the ever-changing regulations surrounding COVID-19, we know staying on top of your business can be confusing and stressful. At SDHRC we are here to assist you with guidance surrounding COVID-19, reopening plans, workforce planning, and much more.