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Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Regulation Update

February 23, 2021

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Michael Alvarez's slide deck • Erica Rosasco's slide deck


What have we learned since the implementation of Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Prevention Program §3205 -in effect since November 30, 2020? Join us for clarification on the new guidance from Cal/OSHA's updated FAQs; best practices learned from experience; details on the extension of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA); and a better understanding of the requirements and impacts for ag employers.


Presenters

Erica Rosasco is a partner at McKague Rosasco LLP and represents agricultural employers in all aspects of employment and civil litigation.

Michael C. Alvarez is an Educational Outreach Trainer for the Division of Occupational Safety and Health.


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COVID-19 Vaccines & Testing for Farmworkers

February 16, 2021

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CDPH slide deck • VBL Testing info sheet • Legal Considerations slide deck


The supply of COVID-19 vaccines is still limited and distribution continues to be a challenge. With agricultural workers classified in a higher priority level there are some successes and many challenges to secure vaccines for farm workers.  Our panel of experts will provide a better understanding of the vaccine; how to communicate with workers to dispel myths and address concerns; how to implement effective testing protocols; and how to work with local agencies to access vaccination services. The panel will also explore legal considerations for employers and answer your questions.

Presenters

Dr. Cora Hoover - California Department of Public Health

Dr. Alexi Haack - California Department of Food and Agriculture

Alfredo Pedroza - Napa County District 4 Supervisor

Erica Rosasco – McKague Rosasco LLP

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Paycheck Protection Program Round Two Update

January 19, 2021

An additional $248 billion in forgivable loans has been made available through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Join us for an overview of the program, changes from the first round, and lessons learned. Understand the details of how the PPP can help support your business including:

  • The new rules for obtaining a PPP2 loan
  • What to do if you did not receive a $10,000 EIDL advance in 2020
  • Retroactive changes to the Sick Leave and Family Leave tax credits
  • Retroactive changes to the 2020 Employer Retention Credit
  • The new Employer Retention Credit for 2021
  • Applying for PPP1 and PPP2 loan forgiveness


Presenter

Robert Gray is a member of CPM, LLC, a firm dedicated to improving the quality of life and income for business owners. For over thirty years, he has assisted his clients with managing their businesses, improving their financial success, and planning for the future.

Crop Insurance 101: What FLCs Need to Know

January 8, 2021

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2020 was extremely difficult and unfortunately many of the challenges with excessive heat, wildfires, and smoke will likely repeat.  Crop insurance can help manage these risks and safeguard your business and that of your clients/partners. Learn how policies work, who is eligible, how claims are paid, the importance of prompt testing for smoke exposures, and prepare for critical deadlines as the last day to sign up for 2021 crop year coverage is JANUARY 31 for many crops!!!


Presenter

Greg Merrill, CIC, AFIS, is the Executive Vice President of Pan American Insurance Agency, Inc., a Relation Company.


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Compliance Requirements for Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Regulation

January 5, 2021

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Michael Alvarez's slide deck • Erica Rosasco's slide deck


Learn about the new requirements under Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Prevention Program §3205 -in effect as of November 30, 2020. From legal requirements to best practices, understand the measures needed to keep your workplace operating safely and in compliance, as well as common enforcement issues. Join us for an in-depth discussion exploring the requirements for ag employers including:

  • Written COVID-19 Prevention Program
  • Identifying and mitigating potential hazards
  • Screening and testing
  • Investigating and responding to exposures
  • Transportation and housing guidelines
  • Employee training and communications
  • Record keeping and notifications to agencies
  • How to ensure employee compliance


Presenters

Erica Rosasco is a partner at McKague Rosasco LLP and represents agricultural employers in all aspects of employment and civil litigation.

Michael C. Alvarez is an Educational Outreach Trainer for the Division of Occupational Safety and Health.


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COVID-19 Positive Employee- What to Do Now?

September 1, 2020

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When prevention isn’t enough and an employee has been exposed, has symptoms, or even tests positive for COVID-19, what do you do? Who needs to be notified and how do you maintain confidentiality? How can you implement an effective quarantine to limit the spread? Join us to answer these questions and more on the legal requirements and best practices to stop a case from becoming an outbreak and protect your workers.



CalSavers Retirement Program for Farm Labor Contractors

August 4, 2020

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Large employers (over 100 employees) without a retirement plan for employees will be required by California law to register for CalSavers, a state-sponsored retirement plan, and facilitate their employees access by September 30, 2020 (the original deadline of June 30 was delayed due to COVID-19). Deadlines for smaller employers will be phased in over three years. Employers who sponsor their own qualified retirement plan are exempt.

 

Learn what this new state-sponsored plan is all about – your requirements as an employer, and the impacts on and options available to employees. We’ll also explore EZ$SAVINGS4U (unaffiliated with CalSavers): an easy to implement option for employers concerned about costs and liabilities associated with sponsoring a retirement plan. Assembled by three professionals with over 100 years of combined experience in employee benefit planning, their approach may appeal to employers of seasonal workers with high turnover rates and variable hour employment.

 

 Size of Employer
Deadline
 100+ employees  September 30, 2020
 51-99 employees
 June 30, 2021
 5-50 employees
June 30, 2022

 

New Cal OSHA Ag Nightwork Regulations

June 22, 2020

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CAWG Ag Nightwork Frequently Asked Questions

On July 1, 2020 new Cal OSHA regulations for outdoor agricultural operations during hours of darkness will go into effect. Join us to learn firsthand about the compliance issues and their significance for all agricultural night work (harvest, pesticide application, etc.) from an expert actively involved in providing constructive feedback to the Cal OSHA Standards Board as this new standard was developed. Get a clear explanation of the new requirements for task lighting, high-visibility garments, and other aspects of night work safety and how they apply to your operations.

Hosted in partnership with Farm Employers Labor Service (FELS), California Farm Labor Contractor Association (CFLCA), and California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) and presented by Bryan Little, Chief Operating Officer of FELS and Director of Labor Affairs at the California Farm Bureau Federation. Bryan is a labor-affairs specialist with extensive experience in both agriculture and government at the state and federal levels.

Managing New COVID-19 Workers Comp Rules

June 10, 2020

On May 6, 2020 Governor Newsom signed an executive order, creating new, expanded workers comp rights for essential workers diagnosed with COVID-19 and who work outside their homes. How can you plan for these exposures and be prepared to report and investigate employee claims? Join David H. Parker, an expert in employment and workers' compensation defense, for this CFLCA webinar to learn what this means for FLCs.

Critical Updates for Ag Employers on COVID-19

May 19, 2020

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