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Understanding how to prepare for and recover from natural disasters or outbreaks like the coronavirus can be complex and scary. Don’t assume the worst, let us arm you with the right resources now so that you can be prepared for the challenges that may lie ahead.

SA Support: Updates & Resources

We are updating our resource center daily, ensuring we provide you with the most up-to-date resources and insights into how you and your business can survive and hopefully thrive during these uncertain economic times. 

Knowledge is power

With the ongoing threat around COVID-19 and the uncertainty within the global markets, we’re providing a go-to resource center with up-to-date information to keep you, your employees, and business informed. We are updating this page daily. Do not hesitate to contact us for questions, concerns, or business assistance.

Helpful resources for your business, employees, and health:

We are all in this together. Lean on us to help assist you in navigating your business through this uncharted territory. A range of outcomes is possible, therefore, decision-makers should not assume the worst, but instead, take proactive and protective measures to be prepared. To do so, you must have a solid foundation in place to ensure your business survives. We’ve provided some additional resources below. These are our own and some from trusted partnerships.

Powerful Tools:

Partner Resources:

Local Resources:

Loan Assistance:

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital up to $2 million to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 16, 2020.

Tax Assistance:

Employers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19 an extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest.

For questions, please visit the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

There are many factors that may be having a positive and negative impact on your business. Below are a number of great resources, many specific to California, to help you understand your options as an employer or an employee of a business that may be feeling the impact harder than normal.

Employer Resources:

Legal Briefings and Blogs

 

Additional tips & templates for employers from Equal Parts (HR Consulting Partner)

OSHA Resources:

EDD Work Sharing Program:

Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the UI Work Sharing Program. This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs — retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits. Workers of employers who are approved to participate in the Work Sharing Program receive the percentage of their weekly UI benefit amount based on the percentage of hours and wages reduced, not to exceed 60 percent.

Visit Work Sharing Program to learn more about its benefits for employers and employees, and how to apply.

Potential Closure or Layoffs:

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We will be providing up-to-date information from a variety of resources concerning your priority #1, your health, safety and wellness.

Health Resources:

California Specific Resources: 

Federal News:

Here are new guidelines from the White House Cononavirus Task Force as of 3-16-2020:

  • Working or engaging in school or home whenever possible
  • Avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people
  • Avoiding eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts and using drive-thru, pick-up, or delivery options
  • Avoiding discretionary travel
  • Not visiting nursing, retirement, or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance
  • Practicing good hygiene

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Operational and strategic guidance

We can help with your accounting and financial reporting.  But more importantly in today’s environment, we can help provide operational and strategic guidance beyond the numbers to help you make critical business decisions.

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Common Employer FAQs

Thanks to our friends at Equal Parts & other resources, we’ve provided some common links to employer and employee FAQs below. For more information, visit our tabs above.

 

SBA Business Loans & Other Financing

Whether you’re planning to submit a full lending package to the SBA or negotiate terms with other lenders, you’re going to need the right financial information to do that successfully. Click the button below and we will contact you immediately.

Upcoming Webinars

We are working hard to keep this section updating over the upcoming weeks. In the meantime, we want to share some great webinars from a variety of resources.

 

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