Under SB 95, employers with 25 or more employees will now be required to begin providing supplemental paid sick leave. To help employers and workers be aware of and comply with changes in the law regarding supplemental paid sick leave during the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Department of Industrial Relations has published a 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave FAQs.

The FAQs cover the following topics:

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers impacted by COVID-19 market disruptions. With at least $6 billion dedicated toward the new initiative, the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers will reach a broader set of producers than in previous COVID-19 aid programs.

Notably, USDA will dedicate at least $6 billion to develop new programs or modify existing proposals. Among other items, these efforts will include assistance for:

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