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Lessons from Disaster Resilience for COVID-19

By Pamela Williams, Executive Director, BuildStrong Coalition In March, the BuildStrong Coalition brought together leaders in Sacramento to discuss tactical actions to promote wildfire mitigation and resilience in our homes, communities, and critical lifeline service systems. We didn’t...

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Governor Signs COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation and Employer Notification Bills

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed two COVID-19 related employment bills into law, SB 1159 (Hill, Daly) – COVID-19 workers compensation presumption and AB 685 (Reyes) – Employer COVID-19 exposure notification requirements . Both bills are briefly summarized below. SB 1159, which takes...

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Paid Sick Leave for All Employees Signed Into Law

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Budget Trailer Bill AB 1867 , related to paid sick leave and paid family leave. The broad scoped bill covers several different industries as well as a number of different types of leave. Included in the provisions of the bill is a section that will...

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CSDA Award Winner: Placentia Library District

Placentia Library District Covid-19 Response to the Community "The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library." ~Albert Einstein By Jeanette Contreras, Library Director Albert Einstein never dreamed that libraries...

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Parks and Recreation Receive New Guidance on Childcare Programs

CSDA is pleased to announce that, in response to a request from a CSDA-led coalition of park and recreation providers, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Department of Social Services (DSS) have issued updated guidance allowing for specific settings to offer childcare under a...

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COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Legislation Heads to Governor

On the final night of the legislative session SB 1159 (Hill) related to COVID-19 workers’ compensation presumption passed both houses of the California State Legislature with bipartisan support. The bill is headed to the Governor’s desk and if signed it will become law immediately. SB 1159 was...

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COVID-19 Employee Notification Bill Significantly Amended

Yesterday, AB 685 (Reyes) was significantly amended to address a number of CSDA and other public agencies’ concerns. As amended, the bill will require all employers, public and private, to notify employees of potential exposure to COVID-19 at the workplace. Summarizing the provisions of the...

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Workers' Compensation Legislation Amended - SB 1159 (Hill)

On August 24, SB 1159 (Hill) related to workers’ compensation presumptions due to COVID-19 was amended into what is believed to be its final form. As amended, SB 1159 has four distinct sections as summarized below: Section 1: Requires the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’...

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COVID-19 Workplace Bills Enter Final Weeks of Deliberation

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature have been determined to address the issue of employees becoming ill and the role of employers in providing safe work environments and access to care. As the August 31 legislative deadline to pass bills in...