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Sacramento Inclusive Economy Development Collaborative (IEDC) – Free help for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Free educational webinars and consulting to help small businesses, non-profits and your employees navigate and recover through these challenging times. From developing a new online marketing platform, to organizing finances, to creating COVID protocols for workplace safety to reduce your risk of liabilities. Experts have put together technical assistance through webinars and consulting.
Information is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese
This new program will be in affect until December 2020. Webinars have been recorded for on-demand viewing at your liesure.
IEDC is an innovative collaborative for local chambers, Business Districts, and professionals. Get Started
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Business Guidance – Find a Business Mentor. Be a Business Mentor. MicroMentor.org
Job Placement and Job Training available through the city of Sacramento – More information
Sacramento County COVID-19 Resources, Opening Guides by Industry, and Help for those affected by Civil Unrest – More information
No Cost Internet Services and Computers for Small Businesses affected by COVID-19 – More information
Minority-Owned Small Trucking and Hauling Businesses needed in helping with debris removal from recent wildfires – Email Dawn@PowerInn.org
New State Immediate Assistance for small businesses – More information
Stay Home Order went into effect for three weeks as an order for the Greater Sacramento Region – More information
Crime Prevention Guide – What to do when an issue arises
Who to Call, How to Report – Get involved to create safer communities.
New Small Business Resource: California Rebuilding Fund – The California Rebuilding Fund is a loan program to support California’s small businesses-especially those located s economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. The loans are flexible, transparent and are designed to help businesses access the capital and advisory services they need to get through these challenging economic times. Click here to learn more about the program!
eBay Up & Running Grant – A Success Set Up for Small Business Sellers
New Funding Opportunities – This $325 billion title would provide additional assistance to the hardest-hit small businesses, nonprofits, and venues that are struggling to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The second round of forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses and nonprofits experiencing significant revenue losses, make programmatic improvements to PPP, fund grants to shuttered venues, and enact emergency enhancements to other SBA lending programs.
The Employers’ Council & Cohen-Durrett 2020 End of Year Legal Review – An online seminar covering topics of 2021 employment and labor laws. Watch it here!
New Legislation in 2021!
- Provide written notice to all employees, and the employers of subcontracted employees, who were on the premises at the same worksite as the “qualifying individual” within the infectious period that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.
- Provide written notice to the exclusive representative (union), if any, of the employees above.
- Provide all employees who may have been exposed and their exclusive representative, if any, with information regarding COVID-19-related benefits to which they may be entitled, including but not limited to worker’s compensation, COVID-19-related leave, and paid sick leave, as well as the employer’s anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation policies.
- Provide notice to all employees, the employers of subcontracted employees, and the exclusive representative, if any, of the disinfection and safety plan that the employer plans to implement and complete, per CDC guidelines.
- Uses substantially the same facilities or substantially the same workforce to offer substantially the same services as the predecessor employer. This factor does not apply to employers who maintain the same workforce pursuant to Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 1060) of Part 3.
- Has substantially the same owners or managers that control the labor relations as the predecessor employer.
- Employs as a managing agent any person who directly controlled the wages, hours or working conditions of the affected workforce of the predecessor employer (the term managing agent has the same meaning as in subdivision (b) of Section 3294 of the Civil Code).
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