News for people doing business in Windsor, California
California drops into the Orange Tier
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Sonoma County is moving into the Orange Tier tonight at 12:01 a.m. Starting April 7, more businesses can reopen or expand operations indoors, including restaurants, movie theaters and gyms. Bars that don’t serve food can reopen outdoors and wineries and breweries that don’t serve food can reopen indoors at 25% capacity. Live outdoor shows are permitted at limited capacity. Non-essential offices can reopen to workers with modifications.
Your diligence is helping us exit the more restrictive Red Tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Health officials urge you to continue to get tested and protect yourself and our community by wearing a face mask, maintaining your social distance and washing your hands. For information, visit https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/. SoCoEmergency.org
Esta noche a las 12.01 am, el condado de Sonoma está pasando a la categoría anaranjada. Comenzando el 7 de abril, pueden reabrir más negocios o ampliar sus operaciones en espacios interiores, incluyendo restaurantes, teatros de cine y gimnasios. Los bares que no sirven comida pueden reabrir al aire libre y los viñedos y las cervecerías que no sirven comida pueden reabrir en espacios interiores a 25% de capacidad. Se permiten los espectáculos en vivo al aire libre con capacidad limitada. Las oficinas no esenciales pueden reabrir para sus trabajadores con modificaciones.
Su diligencia nos está ayudando a salir de la categoría más restrictiva roja del Plan para una economía más segura del Estado. Los oficiales de salud le instan a seguir haciéndose la prueba y protegerse a sí mismo y a nuestra comunidad al usar una mascarilla, mantener su distanciamiento físico y lavarse las manos.
Para más información, visite https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/. SoCoEmergencia.org
FREE ONLINE SEXUAL HARRASSMENT PREVENTION TRAINING
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing provides free online training courses on preventing sexual harassment and abusive conduct in the workplace that satisfy California’s legal training requirements pursuant to Gov’t Code 12950.1.
California law requires all employers of 5 or more employees to provide 1 hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to nonsupervisory employees and 2 hours of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to supervisors and managers once every two years. The law requires the training to include practical examples of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
- The training is accessible on a computer or mobile device.
- Internet browsers required:
- Windows: Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
- Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
- Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 or later
- The training module will not save your progress. If you refresh or reload the page, you may lose your progress toward completion.
- At the end of the training, you will have the option to utilize a certificate of completion. Using computer/mobile device functions, you can choose to save, print, take a screenshot, or take a photo of the certificate. Please consult your employer for direction on if/how they prefer to receive the certificate. DFEH cannot email you a replacement certificate.
Limitations on Use
- DFEH's trainings may not be duplicated, reproduced, distributed, or ingested into a third-party system such as employers' e-learning platforms. The trainings contain materials licensed only to DFEH. DFEH anticipates updating these trainings from time to time to account for legal and policy developments.
- The trainings are available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.
- You may choose to turn closed captioning on or off in any version.
- There is alt-text for the images and the icons.
California Employer Requirements
- Employers must retain a record of all employees’ training for a minimum of two years.
- Employers must provide sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to employees every two years.
- Employers must provide employees with a poster or fact sheet developed by the Department regarding Sexual Harassment, or equivalent information.
- To learn more about this and other requirements, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.
"Hardening” of the commercial insurance market for our farmers, growers, and vintners
April 13, 2021
Dear California Business Owners:
California’s businesses are playing a critical role in rebuilding from devastating wildfires by providing jobs and sustaining the tax base for public services. Yet in recent months, I have heard in particular from business owners in the agriculture, forestry, and land management sectors that insurance companies are non-renewing or refusing to write them commercial insurance. This “hardening” of the commercial insurance market for our farmers, growers, and vintners, among others, affects local communities’ ability to bounce back from wildfires and demands swift action from policymakers driven by data and science.
Today, I directed commercial insurance companies doing business in the state to provide detailed information to my Department within 60 days about the availability of commercial insurance. My Notice focuses on commercial insurance for, among others, our agribusiness and land management sectors, including farmers, ranchers, foresters, those conducting prescribed burns, summer camps, and wineries. Similar to on-going data we collect for the residential homeowners insurance market in the state, this new data will include the number of commercial policies written and non-renewed since January 1, 2017, in order to gauge the impact of four successive fire seasons on commercial insurance coverage in our state. I am also directing commercial insurance companies to provide any new or recently revised wildfire underwriting restrictions that they intend to implement that would affect this critical sector of California’s economy.
The California Department of Insurance has collected extensive data regarding the impact of wildfires on the residential insurance market that is informing administrative actions that I announced earlier this year, including my wildfire resiliency partnership with the Governor’s Administration to identify proactive risk-reduction and mitigation measures for residents, business owners, and communities. This new commercial insurance data will help inform my actions as well as actions that the Governor and California State Legislature can take to further protect our businesses.
A competitive insurance market in the years ahead will depend on the steps we take now to reduce the risk of climate-related losses. I look forward to continuing to work with our businesses, including those in the agricultural community, the commercial insurance industry, and state and federal policymakers on lasting solutions that will set California on a sustainable path for the future.
CALIFORNIA INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
PROTECT • PREVENT • PRESERVE
300 South Spring Street, 14th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90013
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