As the holidays approach, small businesses need to start thinking about their holiday strategy. There are a number of reasons why a small business should have a holiday strategy. First, the holidays are a busy time for consumers and businesses alike. This means that there is increased competition for consumers' attention and dollars. Conveyance Marketing Group notes that a small business needs to have a plan for how they are going to stand out from the competition and drive holiday
Changes to Reporting Injuries and IllnessesEmployers must connect their Injury Tracking Account to a Login.gov account to submit their 2022 workplace injury and illness data next year (see the Safety Q&A for more information).Read More
Upper District is Relocating! The Upper District Board is proud to announce the relocation of Upper District this month! The new district office will be located at 248 E. Foothill Blvd., in Monrovia. The building has undergone extensive renovations and improvements to create a modern and efficient workspace for staff, board meetings and public workshops. A small dedication ceremony will be held on November 28th, with plans for a public open house in the First Quarter of 2023. This new building will include
FREE Rides on Election Day! Foothill Transit is offering free rides on November 8th to help people get to the polls. The State of California has mailed everyone a ballot and there are official drop off boxes all over the county. We've made this extra handy map to show you which Foothill Transit Lines serve local polls and boxes. Now everyone can be a lean, green, voting machine. Elect to take Foothill Transit by calling 1-800-RIDE-INFO or visit foothilltransit.org to plan your trip. Watch Your
By CalChamber -October 25, 2022 As the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) prepares to vote on the next iteration of California’s COVID-19 emergency regulation, one important change being considered is whether to extend California employers’ obligation to provide exclusion pay to all workers out on leave. Current Regulation Expires December 31, 2022 California’s current COVID-19 emergency regulation expires at the end of this year, and the Cal/OSHA Board will be voting on a
By Robert Moutrie -October 18, 2022 Califonia employers may want to get out their measuring tape — because the size (in cubic feet) of a workspace just became an important element of COVID-19 compliance.Last Thursday and Friday (October 13–14), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) made some significant changes to the state’s definition of a “close contact” and to the potential two-year extension of California’s COVID-19
By Susanne T. StirlingOctober 12, 2022 World trade will lose momentum in the second half of this year and remain subdued in 2023, according to the updated outlook released by the World Trade Organization (WTO) earlier this month. In the trade outlook, released on October 5, WTO economists attributed the slowdown to multiple shocks on the global economy as import demand softens, Europe deals with high energy prices due to the Russia-Ukraine war, monetary policy tightens in the United States, China
By CalChamber -October 5, 2022 In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss five new labor laws employers should know and prepare for: SB 1162; AB 152; AB 1949; AB 1041; and SB 1044. The California legislative session has finally come to a close, and this year there are a number of new labor laws that will really affect employers, Roberts says in kicking off the podcast. Unless stated otherwise, these
The EconomyBy Dave Kilby -September 28, 2022 The Drumbeat of a Recession Is Growing Louder, But It Is Probably Not Here Yet We are sure in an odd place, economically speaking. Job growth is solid, and households keep spending money. Yet the world seems to think we are in a recession. Question: What is the opposite of a jobless recovery? A recession without layoffs? Is that a recession? We are also in a quirky time with data continuing to be volatile due to the ebbs and flows of consumption and supply
By CalChamber -September 6, 2022 AB 152 (Committee on Budget) COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave passed the Legislature on August 31 and awaits action by the Governor. The bill establishes the COVID-19 Relief Grant Program within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to help qualified small businesses or nonprofits with grants up to $50,000 to reimburse COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave provided between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. Continue
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Senate Bill 1177, introduced by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) which seeks to create an affordable housing regional trust between the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena and SB 1067, which restricts parking minimums in cities, passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. “SB 1177 helps tackle the affordable housing crisis with a long-term regional approach and provides three cities the opportunity to address affordable housing needs,” stated Senator Portantino.
SoCalGas, OPAL Fuels, and Young’s Commercial Transfer Showcase Conversion of Fleet to Renewable Nat...
SoCalGas, OPAL Fuels, and Young’s Commercial Transfer Showcase Conversion of Fleet to Renewable Natural Gas at World Ag ExpoYCT is a leading nationwide hauler and is transitioning its fleet to RNG-fueled trucks in the San Joaquin Valley TULARE, Calif. February 8, 2022 – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Young’s Commercial Transfer (YCT), one of the largest agricultural trucking companies in the United States, and OPAL Fuels, a leading producer and distributor of renewable natural gas (RNG), are