Some of the HBR edit staff met virtually the other day — a screen full of faces in a scene becoming more common everywhere. We talked about the content we’re commissioning in this harrowing time of a pandemic and how we can help people.
Please join me in welcoming our newest CEA members! There is strength in numbers, and we are glad to have you here and be able to provide you with support during these challenging times. To our long time CEA members, we say thank you for continuing to support your employers association, please let us know how we can continue to best serve you and your business.
In what will come as no surprise, California has a mish-mash of local and state COVID-19 ordinances and orders that employers must navigate. California just wouldn’t be California without putting its own complicated spin on things. While often frustrating, the mish-mash of laws is somewhat understandable given the size of the state and the diversity of its demographic.
In many cases, an employee’s home connectivity expenses are incurred regardless of business activities. This is particularly true where the employee has contracts with flat fee rates, rather than rates based upon usage.
This is such a challenging time for many organizations, and their employees. We all have experienced the complexities of working from home at one time or another. Today many of us have to conduct phone and virtual meetings or trainings from home, which is providing us with additional hurdles to overcome.
Through no fault of your own you may have been forced to reduce your workforce during the Pandemic. California’s UI program provides payments to workers who’ve lost their jobs or had their hours reduced, and who meet the program’s eligibility requirements.
As if there isn’t enough on the mind of every employer, already, you also need to consider creating or revise current policies before your employees return to work. Things like social distancing, meeting rooms with a capacity limit and checking each employee’s temperature when they arrive at work, may become the new normal.
Long ago we used to have a “CEA Saves the Day Column”, in our monthly newsletters. Somewhere along the way we stopped sharing the wonderful stories and great wins by employers. Back upon request, here’s another great story to share with you.