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The future of Assembly Bill 5

The Sacramento Press Club hosted a virtual forum on Tuesday, June 9, focused on the future of Assembly Bill 5, the law that aims to require companies to reclassify hundreds of thousands of workers as employees, rather than independent contractors. You can watch the forum on Facebook at the Sacramento Press Club’s Facebook page.

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KOGO-AM 600 Newsradio Interview with John Kabateck

In a four-minute interview State Director John Kabateck tells listeners that small businesses have been put on the hook for COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims that can’t be proved if the virus was contracted at their places of business.

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Mottek On Money interview with John Kabateck

In one of the most event-filled weeks of the past two months, State Director John Kabateck discusses state and federal effects on Main Street in a five-minute interview for listeners of the Mottek on Money Show. Kabateck’s interview starts at the 23:02 mark.

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New legislation aims to provide more flexibility to Paycheck Protection Program

As businesses continue to face unprecedented financial challenges due to the COVID-19 economic downturn, many of those receiving Paycheck Protection (PPP) loans hope new rules pass on how the funding can be applied.

The U.S. House on Thursday overwhelmingly backed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, which is designed to accommodate the evolving needs of business owners while still providing PPP loan forgiveness.

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Time to stop the mandates, give business time to recover

Proponents of a newly-proposed privacy initiative, the so-called California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), claim to have enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. The actual number of qualifying signatures may be close, based on my experience with previous initiatives.

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San Francisco retail reopens for curbside service

San Francisco is slowly starting to reopen after weeks of shelter-in-place rules due to COVID-19. Retail stores in San Francisco, forced to close two months ago, are now allowed to offer curbside pickup of everything from clothing to cookware.

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