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FFCRA Sick Leave Option in 2021

The Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and the Expanded Family Medical Leave (EFMLA) that were mandated in the FFCRA expired on December 31, 2020. However, the new COVID-19 relief package that was recently passed by Congress and signed by the…

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Tips for Zoom Fatigue

Local SHRM Chapter Santa Barbara Human Resources  Association (SBHRA) offers simple tips on combating Zoom fatigue: We are using virtual video meetings daily for multiple reasons. We are using virtual meetings for work, school and many types of social activities.…

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Got Zoom Fatigue?

Before the pandemic, roughly two-thirds of all social interactions were face-to-face. Not anymore. Those of us following the rules of social distancing (hope that’s everyone) still talk in person with the people we live with and maybe with a friend…

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Small Business Fraud Is Up

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread through the world, so too has fraudulent activity that affects small businesses. Crises like the COVID-19 pandemic offer a prime opportunity to prey on unsuspecting businesses while they are preoccupied with keeping their businesses afloat.…

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Trump Signs 5-week PPP Extension

President Donald Trump signed a bill Saturday re-opening the application window for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until Aug. 8. The five-week extension had been approved last week by both chambers of Congress. The U.S. House of Representatives and the…

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California Requires Face Coverings

On June 18, 2020, the California Department of Public Health announced that statewide, the general public is now required to use cloth face coverings when outside the home, with limited exceptions. https://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/2020/06/californians-must-wear-face-coverings-outside-their-homes/

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