Los Altos Rotary Fine Art in the Park
2019 Fine Art in the Park – May 18-19 from 10 am - 5:30 pm Please join us this year for the 44th annual Rotary Club of Los Altos “Fine Art in the Park.” This event is located in Lincoln Park just across Foothill Expressway from Main Street and starts immediately after the Kiwanis Pet Parade in downtown Los Altos. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious and beautiful open-air art shows in California. Under the redwoods, there will be fine art and quality craftwork from over 150 on-site artists from across the United States. Festivities include lots of entertainment: jazz, blues, and rock, plus a variety of food, beers, and face painting for the kids. This year we will have a selfie booth and a Wine Garden showcasing local wineries. 100% of the profits from the art show benefit local and international Rotary charitable projects. Come and find the art that touches your heart. ? Free shuttled parking at Los Altos High School. and Gardner-Bullis.
New Law for Employers
The full text of the FFCRA can be found here.
The FFCRA is a new federal law that requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide two new paid leave benefits for eligible employees affected by the COVID-19 virus in 2020. This applies only to those employees (not already laid off) who are home sick. The leave requirements generally provide paid sick time or paid leave under certain circumstances (as described more fully in the notice poster, link #4, below). The FFCRA also provides tax credits that may help employers provide the paid leave benefits.
The FFCRA helps the U.S. combat workplace effects of COVID-19 by reimbursing American private employers that have fewer than 500 employees with tax credits for the cost of providing employees with paid leave, taken for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The law enables employers to keep workers (who are home sick with COVID-19 related illness and therefore unable to work, even remotely) on their payrolls, while at the same time ensuring that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus. The Departmnt's Wage and Hour Division administers the paid leave portions of the FFCRA.
If an employer has fewer than 50 employees and providing the paid leave benefits would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern, the small business exemption may apply. Employers who believe they qualify for the exemption should document why the business meets the exemption criteria unless and until the Department of Labor issues additional guidance on claiming the exemption.
Effective April 1, 2020, employers are required to properly notify their employees of the new FFCRA leave benefits and implement the requirements.
Below are links to important resources that contain compliant employee notices, guidance, and recommendations for employers subject to the FFCRA.
- Department of Labor: COVID-19 and the American Workplace
- Fact Sheet: FFCRA – Employee Paid Leave Rights (in English)
- Fact Sheet: FFCRA – Employer Paid Leave Requirements (in English)
- Compliant FFCRA notice poster for private-sector employees (in English)
- Department of Labor FAQ for the FFCRA employee notice poster
courtesy of Montgomery & Hansen, LLP