Effective July 2, 2020, all bars are ordered closed in Orange County, California due to the increasing number COVID-19 cases. “While we would prefer not to close bars at this time, many of our neighboring counties have closed their bars, and it’s important to take precautions to ensure the safety of the general public,” said Chairwoman Michelle Steel, Second District. Acting County Health Officer and OC Health Care Agency (HCA) Director Clayton Chau, M.D., Ph.D. has ordered all bars in Orange County
Effective immediately, the California Department of Public Health is requiring counties that have been on the County Monitoring List to move certain sectors outdoors or to close. The guidance applies for a minimum of three weeks and is subject to an extension based on epidemiologic indicators.In addition, all brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs in these counties must close immediately, both indoor and outdoor. Click here to read more on the new orders. Important COVID-19 Links: Rumor Control About
A bill requiring that all employers provide 12 weeks of protected family leave and includes a private right of action has been labeled a job killer by the California Chamber of Commerce. The bill, SB 1383 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) significantly expands the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), which currently only applies to larger employers, to any employer with only one employee and requires these small employers to provide each eligible employee with 12 weeks of protected leave from work.Read More.
Celebrating its 125th anniversary, North Orange County Chamber (NOCC) installed its 2020-2021 Board of Directors at a virtual Installation and Annual Membership Meeting on June 11. Jennifer Fitzgerald, Mayor, City of Fullerton, introduced the executive committee and board of directors and officiated the ceremony. The event featured keynote speaker Garry O. Ridge, Chairman and CEO of WD-40 and co-author of Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy Called “Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A.” His
It's Mandated~ Have You Posted Your Attestation? Know what it is and do it! All businesses, industries, and entities that re-open in Orange County are required to post their corresponding industry-specific checklist and an attestation documenting their COVID-19 related procedures. Nail Salons, Tattoo Parlors May Open June 19! The state has issued guidance for these businesses to ensure the safety of customers and staff. Note: These industries are required to wear masks -- customers and employees!New
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss the obligations employers have if they decide to monitor off-duty employees as a means of reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. The question of whether employers should monitor the activities of their workers when they are off the clock is a very popular question at the CalChamber Labor Law Helpline at the moment, Frank tells listeners.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than 400 state and local chambers of commerce and associations, including North Orange County Chamber, have stepped up to formally join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in its Equality of Opportunity Initiative, powering a nationwide effort to advance economic inclusion across our society through business leadership. The U.S. Chamber announced the national initiative to address inequality of opportunity last week, building on the organization’s work and expertise with a focus on reform
By CalChamber With just weeks left before legislators leave Sacramento for summer recess, major bills having a significant impact on business will be voted on soon by the Senate or Assembly. Below are the California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills scheduled to be considered by the Senate and Assembly as soon as Monday, June 8. If passed, the bills will move onto the second legislative house, a key hurdle for bills advancing in the legislative process.Read more.
Orange County is famous for its “firsts” when it comes to Toll Roads. Orange County’s Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) opened the first toll roads in the state a quarter century ago. TCA created FasTrak, the first to offer electronic transponders so drivers could pay without having to stop at a toll booth. And now, TCA is first again – this time with the sticker transponder. If you are a FasTrak accountholder with TCA, you should have already received your sticker transponder(s) in the mail. There
In the words of the great Albert Einstein, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world.” Professionals at RAI Wealth Management agree, and they emphasize that the time to plan for retirement is now. With no minimum requirement to invest, it’s no surprise that the independent advisory team at RAI Wealth Management recommends people begin to plan for their financial future as early as possible. “It just seems like most people wait to plan until they’re in their 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s. If they got a