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Are you curious to know how the health care reform will affect your small business? The SBA has the resources to help!
The U.S. Small Business Administration now has a link on their homepage (www.sba.gov) to a Small Business and Health Care Reform Resource page.
By visiting www.sba.gov/healthcarereform/index.html, small business owners can access links to
the White House, HealthReform.gov, and even the IRS.gov site on tax credit. These are very good resources with key points for small businesses regarding the new law, including:
- What's in health care reform for small businesses
- How to determine if you're eligible for the tax credit that is effective this year
- Several hypothetical scenarios for small businesses and how the new law affects those businesses
As the SBA, the White House, Health and Human Services, and other agencies develop more resources for small businesses on the new law, it will be added to the SBA Small Business and Health care Reform Resource page.
North State Building Industry Foundation presents their On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program!
The North State Building Industry Foundation, working in conjunction with CalPASC and Sacramento Employment & Training Agency (SETA)/Sacramento Works, presents their On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program! Read more...
Office of Small Business Advocate provides new tools for small businesses looking for contracting opportunities.
The Office of Small Business Advocate is pleased to provide new tools for small businesses to look for opportunities for contracting as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka the federal stimulus program).
The first tool is a PDF of a new brochure that details how small businesses can find, prepare, and compete for ARRA-funded projects.The second is a power-point of the same information. The third tool is the latest copy of OSBA’s Stimulus News Digest.
In addition, we are pleased to announce that the Governor’s stimulus page, www.recovery.ca.gov, now has a front-page link to a separate small business page.
Chamber introduces California Harassment Prevention Training.
The SHCC has partnered with the California Hispanic Chamber to offer an added benefit to our members with online training for California Harassment Prevention. To participate in the training, follow these directions:
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Small Business California announces program to help small businesses bring employees back to work.
Very small employers, can you use up to $2,500?
Then you need to know about the state’s “Bring ‘em Back” campaign. There is no need to lose a valued employee to a workplace injury because, through the end of this year, you can be reimbursed for purchases you make to bring that employee back, or keep them on the job, following an injury! That’s because the state’s Division of Workers’ Compensation will reimburse you up to $2,500 for workplace modifications that bring an injured employee back to work.
Getting reimbursed is as easy as filling out a few short forms and providing receipts. In addition to providing reimbursement for purchases that bring an employee back to work or keeping them on the job, the state’s return to work experts are available to provide consultations and presentations for employers, employer organizations or claims administrators on the subject.
Interested in learning more? Follow this link to the state’s www.bringemback.org campaign page, or go to www.dwc.ca.gov and click on the “Bring ‘em Back” link in the right navigation pane.
Questions? Contact a representative of the Return to Work Reimbursement Program at (510) 286-6990 or DWCReturntoWork@dir.ca.gov.