THE WEEKLY CATALYST : SPECIAL EDITION PART SIX March 23, 2020

THIS JUST IN ASSISTANCE FOR SELF-EMPLOYED/INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORSThe EDD offers an optional Disability Insurance Elective Coverage (DIEC) program for employers and self-employed individuals who are not required to pay into State Disability Insurance (SDI) but want to be covered by Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL). DIEC is funded through quarterly premiums and can protect you against partial […]

THE WEEKLY CATALYST : SPECIAL EDITION PART FIVE March 20, 2020

This Just In The new ‘MESSAGES FROM THE CEO’ blog on our Chamber website is great place to access all of these Daily Catalyst updates and resources. You can access it on the FRONT PAGE of the Chamber website : www.carmelchamber.org AND HERE IS THE DIRECT LINK!   GRID OF NEW FEDERAL LEGISLATION HR 6201 : Families First Coronavirus […]

THE WEEKLY CATALYST : SPECIAL EDITION PART FOUR March 19, 2020

This Just In President signs a bill providing paid sick leave, free testing and other benefits. New York Times Article 3.19.2020 A relief package to provide sick leave, unemployment benefits, free coronavirus testing, and food and medical aid to people affected by the pandemic was signed into law by President Trump on Wednesday evening after […]

THE WEEKLY CATALYST : SPECIAL EDITION PART THREE March 18, 2020

WHAT ARE… ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES, MINIMUM BASIC OPERATIONS, ESSENTIAL TRAVEL, RESIDENCES & SOCIAL DISTANCING For the purposes of this Order, “Essential Businesses” means: i. Healthcare Operations and Essential Infrastructure; ii. Grocery stores, certified farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, convenience stores, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of canned or frozen food, dry goods, […]

THE WEEKLY CATALYST : SPECIAL EDITION PART TWO March 18th, 2020

HELP SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES WHO ARE OPEN FOR YOU DURING THIS TIME! We reached out to our members yesterday and today to get information on the current status of their businesses. Please be advised this is not a comprehensive list, and is subject to change by the hour. We will be updating this list […]

THE WEEKLY CATALYST : SPECIAL EDITION March 17th, 2020

COVID-19: FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL: Top Resources for Employers Work Sharing Program Helps Employers, Employees The UI Work Sharing Program gives employers an alternative to layoffs by retaining their trained employees but reducing their hours and wages, partially offsetting them with UI benefits. Once employers are approved to participate in the Work Sharing Program, their affected […]