Meeting Compliance & Food Safety Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

In California and across the country, compliance with the myriad of pandemic related measures required of grocery retailers and food processors can be daunting. The various food safety, sanitation and regulatory requirements that were already required of food facilities and processors are now overlaid with federal, state and local guidance and orders to meet the new challenges of the pandemic. Combining the existing foundation with new safety and compliance measures should serve to meet industry challenges for the “new normal” – both during the pandemic and beyond. This webinar presentation will:

  • Identify the relevant law, science, and guidance necessary to address COVID-19 risks within the grocery store and in food processing facilities, with a specific emphasis placed on fresh foods; 
  • Identify ways to implement a uniform program that fulfills the multiple obligations of COVID-19, CalOSHA, and food safety requirements; and 
  • Highlight similarities among the many jurisdictions to streamline implementation for the “new normal.”

July 22, 2020

CA Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

This webinar outlines key components of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), discussed the Attorney General’s enforcement efforts, and examines how the Act aligns with the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). 

June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Impacts on Workers’ Compensation

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, many employers have been wondering about their potential liability if employees contract COVID-19 in the workplace. On May 6, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom directly addressed this question by issuing Executive Order N-62-20. 

The Executive Order creates a rebuttable presumption that an employee’s COVID-19-related illness arises out of and in the course of the employee’s employment, thereby triggering the application of workers’ compensation coverage, if certain requirements are satisfied. This webinar will outline the Executive Order and what it means for California employers focusing on the following key questions:

  • Why is this rebuttable presumption important, and how does it change existing standards for workers’ compensation coverage?
  • When will the rebuttable presumption apply?
  • How can employers rebut the presumption?

Presenter: Liz Stallard, Downey Brand LLP

June 11, 2020

PPP Update: Loan Forgiveness and Finance Alternatives

For many small business owners, the highlight of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a forgivable loan program designed to keep employees on the payroll. This webinar will focus on two topics: 

  1. Informing CGA members who have qualified for a PPP loan on how loan forgiveness is calculated as well as highlighting related documentation.
    * Loan background & forgiveness with related examples
    * Tax implications including federal income tax and payroll tax provisions
  2. Other finance alternatives for CGA members who did not receive a PPP loan. 
    * Main Street Lending Program
    * Other Capital Sources

Presenters: Stephen Redmond, Frank Kaufman, & Eric Krienert, Moss Adams

**Disclaimer: The information presented in this webinar was current as of May 27, 2020.  Due to the volatility of the this issue, CGA members are advised to contact an accounting professional to determine current requirements for loan forgiveness. 

June 2, 2020

Impacts of Governor Newsom’s April 16 Executive Order

This webinar addresses the ramifications of the order and best practices for retailers implementing its requirements, including:

  • Cal/OSHA Guidelines
  • Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
  • Moratorium on Reusable Bags & Recycling Laws

Presenters: Louie Brown & Ann Grottveit, Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP

May 12, 2020

FFCRA Webinar

Learn everything you need to know, as an employer, to implement the new FFCRA.

April 30, 2020

Workplace Safety & Understanding Cal/OSHA Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

CGA and the CGA Educational Foundation have partnered with Ogletree Deakins to create a webinar covering workplace safety challenges and issues related to COVID-19.

April 17, 2020

2020 CGA STRATEGIC CONFERENCEBuilding Resilience in Retail

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