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

A national coalition of 64 organizations representing specialty crop producers sent a letter to congressional leadership earlier this week highlighting the extraordinary measures agricultural employers are taking to protect their workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The letter details the collaboration between the agriculture industry, public health experts and regulatory agency officials to develop best safety practices in the field and in packing, processing and cooling facilities.

Cory Lunde

Yesterday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order (EO) that extends temporary workers’ compensation benefits to essential workers who claim to contract COVID-19 at their place of employment (away from home).

The EO is retroactive to March 19, the day the statewide stay at home order was issued, and will be in place through July 5, 60 days from the date the EO was issued.

Cory Lunde


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