Posts Tagged ‘natural disasters’

California Wildfires: What Employers Need to Know

More than a dozen wildfires are raging up and down California, forcing evacuations and bringing tragedy and loss. The monstrous Carr fire in Shasta County has taken several lives, destroyed hundreds of residences and burned nearly 99,000 acres — and its currently only 20 percent contained. During this trying time, the California Chamber of Commerce often […]

30 Jul 18 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Unemployment Benefits Available for Workers Affected by Southern California Wildfires and Mudslides

Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are now available for workers, business owners and self-employed individuals who lost jobs or had work hours substantially reduced as a result of the wildfires and associated flooding, mudslides and debris flows in Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. DUA provides temporary unemployment benefits to people […]

19 Jan 18 - Benefits - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Unemployment Assistance Benefits Available for Workers Affected by Wildfires

Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are now available for workers and self-employed individuals who lost jobs or had work hours substantially reduced as a result of the devastating California wildfires (Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma and Yuba counties). Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced and the California Employment Development Department (EDD) confirmed […]

18 Oct 17 - Benefits - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Things Employers Should Know About Emergencies and the Workplace

Fires are currently raging across California, bringing tragedy and loss and shrouding much of the state in smoke and ash. Here are a few things you should know about paying employees, leaves of absences and planning ahead in emergencies. Paying Employees Even in an emergency, employers must be mindful of obligations under state employment laws […]

11 Oct 17 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »