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The Top "What if" COVID-19 Questions From Employers

Posted by: Kim Gusman, President & CEO on Thursday, May 14, 2020

CEA's HR Advisor team answers the top questions we've been getting from our members as California companies prepare to bring back their workforce. 

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What's Your COVID-19 Return to Work Plan? Free Resources & Webinar

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, J.D. on Friday, May 8, 2020

Although it may be some time before California is fully reopened for business, some businesses might return to operation over the next several weeks or so. On April 28, Governor Newsom unveiled California's four-stage "Pandemic Roadmap" for slowly reopening the economy.

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Barking Dogs, Screaming Children and Stretch Pants

Posted by: Jessica Mirabile, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP on Thursday, April 30, 2020

Today many of us have to conduct phone and virtual meetings or trainings from home, which is providing us with additional hurdles to overcome. With shelter-in-place rules, employees are sharing workspace with their spouses, children, and other family members and it is not easy! Working parents who are performing double duty with educating their children must be masters in their paying jobs and at parenting.

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If You're Open, Practice Pandemic Cleaning Procedures

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, J.D. on Thursday, April 9, 2020

Not all businesses are closed during this pandemic. Some essential businesses remain open and some essential workers may occasionally enter office spaces to administer payroll, cut checks, etc. One thing we have learned in recent weeks is that the COVID-19 virus can remain on hard surfaces, like a doorknob, phone or keyboard, for days.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, J.D. on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Last evening, the federal government approved the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The new law takes effect "no later than" 15 days from the date of its enactment which is April 1 and ends on December 31, 2020.

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Covid-19 and Work: Free Resources and CEA Webinar

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, J.D. on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus is here and information changes daily. As the crisis unfolds, employers have many questions regarding reducing risk, business impact, and managing employees. At CEA, our members have raised lots of good questions and concerns. On March 19, 2020, all employers can join us for a free one-hour discussion on coronavirus and the workplace.

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Q and A: Coronavirus and the Workplace

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley J.D. on Thursday, February 6, 2020

CEA has started receiving calls from employers regarding the coronavirus. What can they do if an employee has the virus? What about employees who travel to areas that are highly affected? What if our business operations are affected? We answer these and more. 

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Handling Mental Health Issues at Work

Posted by: CEA on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  One in five adults (43.8 million people) will experience a mental illness in any given year. The consequences of living with a mental illness or substance use disorder affect all areas of a person’s life, including work. Serious mental illness can also impact an employer’s bottom line and costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year.

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