US Chamber News
Family First Coronavirus Response Act Summary
Latest Congressional Action on Coronavirus Response
Employers and Employees Info
Tulare County Workforce and Employment Connection have put together links to sites to help you navigate your business through these tough waters for your business.
Please click on the Business Resources tab below to access the letter with the links for your business needs.
If we can be of further assistance you can call the office at 591-2707 Office hours are reduced and we are adhering to the State Order for Non-Essential Businesses, limiting public access at this time. You may also call Sandy Sills - cell phone (559) 972-3873.
Other Business Resources
Click on Links below
People and Businesses
I want to give a shout out to Maria McElroy and her Viscaya neighbors on their Patrick Contreas "Violin on Fire" concert last Saturday. The purpose was to bring a cultural event to their neighborhood while maintaining social distancing. Maria McElroy also invited a 2020 DHS graduate who is majoring in music to attend as a graduation present.
Maria and her neighbors also put on a great Halloween Trick or Treating event every year that
draws people from all over.
In December 2019 Viscaya 6th Annual Cookie Walk, started by Maria McElroy, was featured on KMPH 26 News as their generosity and their sense of community inspired a story to encourage neighbors to reach out to each other.
I have to say, this is one great neighborhood, who deserves to be recognized for their neighborly ways and great community spirit.
Let them inspire you to be creative while gathering safely in the days to come.
Violin on Fire
Serving Dinuba since 1930, Richard Tomajan, continues in his father's business bringing the same great service, great product, and friendly greeting as you walk through the door.
Don's Shoes is located at 101 North L Street in Downtown Dinuba.
They are open for business during the COVID-19 Phase 2 provisions offering curbside and window shopping options.
Stop in and say hi and check out that new pair of running shoes, after all of this "shelter in place" couch potato and binge eating, he will fit you with just the right shoe to help you "spring" into summer.
Open and Re-Opening Businesses Resources
Plan, Prepare and Respond
State Fund Workers Compensation
Insurance offers customers
Information about the Care Act and how to apply
HELP FOR SELF-EMPLOYED CALIFORNIANS FROM THE OFFICE OF ASSEMBLYMAN MATHIS
Beginning April 28th, California's self-employed workforce will have access to a site dedicated to addressing their immediate business concerns and financial needs. The website will be used exclusively by Californians who are self-employed and will have information about how to receive unemployment payments, health benefits and retroactive assistance. This benefits program is called the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program.
Hundreds of new workers are currently being trained to assist independent workers and will be readily availabile by phone from 8am - 8pm, Monday through Friday.
Again - this program will not be accepting applications until April 28th, but you can find more information at the Department of Labor's website at this page: https://www.labor.ca.gov/pandemic-unemployment-assistance-pua-program/
Do you have DMV renewals pending? The California Department of Motor Vehicles today announced it is waiving late fees and penalties for vehicle registration, extending expiring identification cards, temporary operating permits and motor carrier permits. Click on link above for more information. Thank you Senator Hurtado's office for sharing this with us.
The Governor has put forth a Shelter in Place Order for all Californians. It is important for all of us to do our part in following the directive and remain home as much as possible, which for many means closing their business during this time.
Above is a link to determine if your business should be open or closed. If you see a business who is not complying, you may call and leave the information with the Public Works Dept for the City of Dinuba Code Enforcement Officer, at (559) 591-5924. The Code Enforcement Officer has been instructed by City Council to respond to complaints and to visit businesses that aren't in compliance with the Governors Directive.
Let's all do our part to keep Dinuba healthy.
Family First Coronavirus Response Act
Employee Rights Posters for your Business
Family HealthCare Network COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing
Family HealthCare Network
Temporary Closure of Sequoia National Forest Developed Sites until April 30th and Winter Closure until May 30th
For more specific information and for contact numbers for Rangers read update
Tulare Kings Youth for Christ
2019 Large Business of the Year
Youth for Christ has made a huge impact on youth and our schools in Dinuba and Tulare and Kings County. They have connected with 6089 different students and have a presence in 13 school districts in the two counties they serve. They bring mentors to elementary, junior high, and high school campuses to provide models for living and develop leadership among our youth. Their staff and volunteers provide guidance, tutoring, and counseling as well as opportunities for experiences, education, and growth as a person and follower of Christ. In talking with school staff, it is has been a great partnership. The positive impact of YFC staff, volunteers, mentors, and programs on our youth can be seen in the discipline, the academics, and graduation stats.
Thank you Youth for Christ for caring and sharing!
Welcome to Downtown
Avanti Health Link
101 North L Street Suite #101
Relocated to 144 North L Street Suite #104
145 North Alta Avenue
March GAC Meeting
Dinuba Vocational Center
199 North L Street
Please RSVP for Lunch to 591-2707
U.S. District Court Ruling Invalidates AB 51
February 4, 2020
On Friday, January 31, United States District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller issued a ruling halting enforcement of and invalidating in full AB 51, a law that would have banned employers from, as a condition of employment, entering into arbitration agreements for claims brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Labor code.
The California Chamber of Commerce led a large coalition of employers in challenging the law, arguing that AB 51 conflicted with federal law. After considering all briefing, Judge Mueller granted plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction in full.
CalChamber Offers Help on Independent Contractors Law
Now that AB5 has been signed into law and is set to take effect on January 1, 2020, employers may be wondering how they will be affected.
To help employers prepare for AB5's requirements, the CalChamber has an on-demand webinar available, and is offering a free white paper, A Roadmap for AB5: California's new Law on Worker Classification.