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

The impact of COVID-19 is widespread. All companies are affected in one way or another, and all companies are looking for ways to find new business and expand their competitive advantage.  

Join the team from ZAG Technical Services, known for delivering impactful IT services and solutions, as they share how looking to the market for inspiration, led to a health check mobile app being created in less than a day, and how that generated new opportunities for their sales and marketing team. 

Chardae Heim

Last Friday, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy led a group of 120 House Republicans in calling on President Trump to eliminate payment limits prior to implementing the direct payment portion of the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).

While $2.1 billion has been allocated to the specialty crop industry for direct payments to producers, payments are limited to $125,000 per commodity with an overall limit of $250,000 per individual or entity.

Cory Lunde


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