CSU Bakersfield SBDCServing Inyo, Kern, and Mono Counties.
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden is joined by John McFarland, senior vice president of client development at Worklogic HR a Vensure Employer Services Division Partner. McFarland discusses federal and state law differences regarding COVID-19 vaccines in the workplace. He also discusses the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) that requires employers to provide paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave. [John McFarland's portion starts at 19:55] Additional topics include updates on PPP loan forgiveness, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, supplemental and targeted EIDL, the need to update employee handbooks and travel policies, and more. This marks the 77th in the weekly “Webinar Wednesday” series that provides reopening and current pandemic relief updates on available federal, state, and local funding options, tax credit programs, employee programs, and other opportunities helpful to employers and business owners. The SBDC is open and provides free one-on-one consulting to help small business owners. New and existing businesses can sign up for assistance by clicking here!


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