• Leaders Circle Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce
  • CHAMBER LEADER’S CIRCLE: MEMBERSHIP LEVELS STARTING AT $10,000 

    All benefits of the Chamber Benefactor (Redwood)

    • Identification as Leader’s Circle Member and prominent display of logo.
    • Direct consultation with Chamber CEO and executive board on issues of importance to you and your company 
    • Feature an executive profile on our website, news and social media
    • A table to our annual Tall Tree Awards and inclusion in event publicity.
    • 4 Complimentary Tickets to our Woman in Business Athena Awards and inclusion in event publicity.
    • 3 additional targeted newsletter announcements or ads in the Chamber e-blast newsletter as well as Chamber social Media outreach, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
    • Showcase table at the monthly mixer.
    • Opportunity to make opening remarks/presentation at the Annual Four Chambers Expo in February.
    • Ability to create your own event or start a new program with the Chamber  

     

    All Membership dues investments are 95% tax deductible as a business expense

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  • New Law for Employers New Law for Employers

    FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT (FFCRA)

    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.

    1. Department of Labor: COVID-19 and the American Workplace
    2. Fact Sheet: FFCRA – Employee Paid Leave Rights (in English)
    3. Fact Sheet: FFCRA – Employer Paid Leave Requirements (in English)
    4. Compliant FFCRA notice poster for private-sector employees (in English)
    5. Department of Labor FAQ for the FFCRA employee notice poster

    courtesy of Montgomery & Hansen, LLP

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