April 1, 2020
Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Providing Relief to California Small Businesses 

Order provides 90-day extension in state and local taxes, including sales tax
Order extends licensing deadlines and requirements for a number of industries
SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will provide tax, regulatory and licensing extensions for businesses. 
The executive order allows the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) to offer a 90-day extension for tax returns and tax payments for all businesses filing a return for less than $1 million in taxes. That means small businesses will have until the end of July to file their first-quarter returns.
Additionally, the order extends the statute of limitations to file a claim for refund by 60 days to accommodate tax and fee payers.
The executive order also includes extensions that impact state government workers, as well as consumers. For instance, the Department of Motor Vehicles will limit in-person transactions for the next 60 days, allowing instead for mail-in renewals. Additionally, the Department of Consumer Affairs will waive continuing education requirements for several professions, also for the next 60 days.
Further, the order will extend the Office of Administrative Law’s deadlines to review regular department proposed regulations. The order also extends by 60 days the time period to complete investigation of public safety officers based on allegations of misconduct. Finally, deadlines for trainings, investigations, and adverse actions for state workers will also be extended.
A copy of the Governor’s executive order can be found  here , and the text of the order can be found   here .
The CARES Act Explained

With more than half of the country under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government on Friday passed an historic $2.2 trillion package that will provide economic relief for Americans, businesses and the health care industry. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg discusses the newly passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act with economist Christopher Thornberg, going over what it means for businesses, employees and the broader economy.

Short-Term Disruption
The country is facing a truly historic economic lockdown due to public health government mandates that will have consequences, Thornberg, founding partner at Beacon Economics LLC, tells Zaremberg. Already this week, the country saw an initial 3 million Americans file for unemployment—a jarring statistic, he points out.

“Ask the Expert”
CLIA Expands Services to Assist Members
The coronavirus pandemic has forced all Americans into an entirely new trajectory with unknown consequences. Business owners and operators have a range of decisions to make about their businesses including safety concerns, financial management, labor law, emotional well being and much more.

CLIA has formed a CLIA Coronavirus Task Force to provide new support services to aid our members in managing the complexities of the coronavirus crisis. There will be several components to the “Ask the Expert” support program:

Email Support - email these experts with your questions:
John Manderfeld- Hotel Operations and Human Resources – jmanderfeld@hotelpros.biz
Pat Mitchell- - Hotel Operations and Human Resources – pmitchell@hotelpros.biz
Pravin Pranav- Payroll/Human Resources – pravin@abacushcm.com
David Bowman- Finance and Real Estate Ownership – dbowman@amberhc.com
Member Outreach:  individuals on the Coronavirus Task Force will be contacting CLIA members to offer support, assist with any questions and to provide reassurance or a friendly ear.
Coronavirus Emergency Conference Call
Friday April 3, 2020 at 1pm

Owner and Operator Members can dial in to ask any question with special attention related to the Coronavirus crisis. 

For dial-in instructions, email info@clia.org .
New FFCRA Poster Required

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. The poster require runs for the same dates.

Leavitt Group Offers Additional Resources to CLIA Members

I hope this message finds you safe and well. During this challenging and uncertain time, we are here to support you now more than ever.
Our team is working diligently to provide valuable resources typically offered only to Leavitt clients, free of charge to all CLIA Members . We are in this together and our team is here to assist your employee safety efforts in every way possible. 

Free Consultation with Leavitt Group Safety Services Director
  • Strategize with Leavitt Safety team on ways to help keep your employees safe during this time.
  • Identify risks and implement solutions specific to your property.
  • Formalize training procedures and documentation across multiple properties.
  • MIPP review and development.

Free access to Leavitt Group Risk Management Center
  • Training resources for managing employee safety during COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Training Modules:
-How Employers can manage Coronavirus anxiety and employee safety
-Coronavirus and Workplace Hygiene Training (English & Spanish)
-HR: updated FAQ’s for Employers to manage Coronavirus 

Free HR policy templates
  • Essential worker safe passage authorization letter
  • Your company response to COVID-19: letter to employees and plan of action
  • Paid leave posting requirements
Insurance Advisor:
Nick Campo
408.209.7822 (cell)        
Director of Safety Services:
Alex Miller, ARM, OSHT
408.598.9760 (cell)
Stay home except for essential needs

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.

While lodging is considered an essential industry, state mandates should be followed as closely as possible.


On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) declared that the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 virus is now officially a pandemic. Since then, there have been shut down orders or “shelter in place” orders issued by the government in many jurisdictions. The impact on business is severe. This raises an issue of whether a business can assert a claim under its business insurance policy. 

The Insuring Provision              
To trigger coverage, the insuring provision of the property policy contains a requirement that there be “direct physical loss or damage” to the covered property. “Direct physical loss or damage” essentially means some type of damage having a material existence and perceptible through the senses even if on a microscopic level.   

If you’d like a legal expert to review your policy, or you have any other questions, please contact: Christian Muller at  christian@reharris.com or (818) 935-0216.
Online Auction Scholarship Fundraiser

Many thanks to our generous donors and bidders!
Our annual online scholarship fundraiser closed successfully on Sunday. Due to the generosity of our donors and bidders we were able to raise over $52,000 to assist worthy hospitality students reach their goal of becoming a hotel professional.

However, our success has only served to inspire continued fundraising efforts to aid more struggling students. We look forward to telling you about the hardworking students who will be receiving scholarships this winter.

For more information, contact Chris Middleton at cmiddleton@clia.org.
Named Scholarship Donors
Amber Hotel Company
Brighton Management #2 of 2
Central Coast of California Hospitality
California Lodging Investment Conference
Check Out California
Commercial Satellite Sales
Kamla for Hope
Marin Management Inc./Hogan Hospitality Group
NewGen Advisory Group - Andrew Post
Red Lion Hotels
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