Beginning today, Thursday, April 30, Monterey County is requiring the public and employees, including agricultural employees, to wear a face covering. Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties have issued similar orders.

According to the Order, all essential businesses must require their employees, contractors, owners, and volunteers to wear a face covering at the workplace and when performing work off-site any time the employee, contractor, owner, or volunteer is: 

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

Please review the most recent updates on the COVID-19 small business (less than 500 employees) loan programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Update: Monday, April 27

As of 7:30 a.m. PT, Monday, April 27, the SBA has resumed accepting PPP applications from participating lenders. The loans are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so act now.


Work Place Regulations

Labor shortages and work place regulations are critical issues for our industry and our employees.

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