Western Growers members are invited to attend the “COVID-19, Cal/OSHA, and Agriculture…What You Need to Know as an Employer” Webinar on August 27 to learn how to enhance worker health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cal/OSHA is reminding employers the importance of worker health and safety during this current pandemic. Although Cal/OSHA does not have specific regulations regarding COVID-19 for the industry, there are regulations employers must adhere to in order to ensure their workforces’ health and safety.

Western Growers Assurance Trust, in partnership with Pinnacle Health Management, is excited to announce a new resource, HEIDI, a text-based artificial intelligence chatbot to help your employees navigate through these difficult times. HEIDI provides on-demand expertise to help your employees manage stress levels, maintain mental balance, and be resilient.

Chardae Heim

The Calif. Department of Industry Relations (DIR) has released a useful side by side comparison of the various state and federal COVID-19 paid leave rules, including CA Paid Family Leave, CA Paid Sick Leave, CA COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Food Sector Workers, FFCRA Emergency Paid Sick Leave, and FFCRA Emergency Paid Family and Medical Leave.

Covered in the comparison are the following topics:

Jason Resnick

The CA Labor Commissioner has issued a CA COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Food Sector Workers poster which must be displayed where workers can easily read it. Executive Order N-51-20 requires employers with 500 or more employees to provide supplemental paid sick leave to food sector workers for specified reasons related to COVID-19.  The Executive Order is intended to cover employers that are exempted from the federal Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (i.e, employers with fewer than 500 employees).

Jason Resnick

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