Here is updated information from Kahn, Soares & Conway on the Families First Act following additional clarification from the US Treasury Department.
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A reminder that December 11 is the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP2), which was expanded to include rice grown in California. Due to COVID restrictions and staffing safeguards processing, applications may take longer than expected. The agency offers multiple options to apply which can be found on this website. If you choose to sign up for CFAP2 through the Farm Service Agency, keep in mind that you can place your 2021 crop under loan at the same time.READ MORE
See the attached review of significant new emergency regulations adopted by OSHA. The emergency regulations will go into effect when approved by OAL no later than November 30 and possibly earlier. They require a number of new mandates for employers which will impact rice including: employee testing, reporting and record keeping and exclusion from the workplace for a positive test for 14 days.
Thanks to Kahn, Soares, Conway for this report. Click here to download the report (pdf).
There are important changes for businesses regarding COVD-19 in the workplace, when Assembly Bill 685 becomes law January 1.READ MORE