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New laws that will affect CA businesses including paid sick leave expansion, public prosecution for wage theft labor code violations, reproductive loss leave, and increase of the minimum wage to $20 per hour for fast-food workers are among topics of this week’s free webinar presented by the Small Business Development Center at CSU Bakersfield. 

Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden is joined by Celeste Young-Ramos, CEO of the Restaurant Success Center and seasoned owner, manager and advisor of restaurants and other businesses. Young-Ramos discusses human resources updates and new laws governing workplace rules and regulations in 2024.

Bearden begins the webinar with information on the Corporate Transparency Act, and the IRS Employee Retention Credit Amnesty Program.

This marks the 305th episode of the weekly “Webinar Wednesday” business series that provides news and information helpful to employers and business owners. The CSU Bakersfield SBDC provides free one-on-one consulting to help small business owners.

New and existing businesses can go to www.csubsbdc.com for more information or to sign up for assistance.

TIMESTAMPS Bold blue time stamps below are links to resources and the beginning of the presentation on 2024 California Legal and Human Resources Updates
00:00 Intro
00:35 What’s up today January 17, 2024
07:59 How to Qualify for 80 Percent ERC Amnesty
10:24 Beneficial Ownership Information – Corporate Transparency Act https://www.fincen.gov/boi
13:32 Status of key local programs
15:37 Community Calendar: State of Kern County – Jan. 25, 2024
16:11 Community Calendar: Indian Wells Valley Economic Outlook Conference Feb. 2, 2024
16:30 Community Calendar: Power Pitch application deadline for women entrepreneurs is Feb. 2, 2024
17:07 Community Calendar: Kern Community Foundation – Upper Kern Fisheries Grant application deadline is Jan. 19, 2024
17:37 12-week Home Daycare Business Start-Up with Nurture- $1,000 start-up grants
18:25 FREE Human Resources Hotline for Employers
19:05 See what tools the SBDC has for your business
19:41 CSUB YouTube Channel
20:19 Kelly introduces Celeste Young-Ramos, CEO of the Restaurant Success Center and seasoned human resources consultant for the CSUB SBDC
21:22 Celeste begins to speak
22:33 Topics of Discussion
23:09 State Minimum Wage
24:38 Exempt Salaried Employees
26:43 Fast Food Recovery Act AB 257
30:22 Menu Price Increases
32:04 Wage Compression
33:25 Private Attorney General Act (PAGA Lawsuit)
37:09 Wage Theft AB 1003
38:40 Notice to California Employee https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/lc_2810.5_notice.pdf
40:32 Wage Theft
41:11 CA Sick Leave Law SB 616
43:19 Marijuana Testing
44:14 Bereavement Leave/ Pregnancy Loss
45:40 California Food Handler Cards SB 476
48:03 California Food Handler Cards: Some Carved Out Food Businesses
48:51 Mandatory Workplace Violence Prevention and Injury and Illness Plan SB 553 https://www.osha.gov/workplace-violence/prevention-programs
51:48 Arbitration Agreements
52:56 Revised 1-9 Form https://www.uscis.gov/i-9
54:00 Update Labor Posters
54:38 Kelly rejoins Celeste for Questions and Answers with Attendees
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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.