Small Business California participated in the Governor’s Conference on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Small Business California President Scott Hauge served as Co-Chair of the Health Caucus and worked with the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) and other members of the Health Caucus, developing a Small Business Healthcare Toolkit. The toolkit has been received extremely well, and has been co-branded by 12 other associations around the state and is currently used on 15 organization and business websites.
Through extensive discussions with the Department of Industrial Relations, the Division of Workers’ Compensation and the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, Small Business California was able to secure the development of a Return – to – Work Guidebook. This guidebook will provide information to employers about the new laws pertaining to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. The information will also provide valuable assistance in best practices and include a list of resources that the employer can contact in obtaining additional guidance on the ever-changing rules and responsibilities of the state’s Return–to –Work laws.