Pops of color fill your eyeline when you walk through the Ice Cream Company doors to enter into the dining room. From soft lavender to sweet pistachio green, the inviting colors bring a youthful joy to the atmosphere. What a dream come true it must be to be a child walking into this establishment for a sweet treat! But this establishment is so much more than an inviting and fun ice cream shop and restaurant.
Paid Family Leave Small Business Grant for Empoyers
Small businesses in California with 1-100 employees with at least one (1) employee who have utilized California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) program (on or after June 1, 2022) are eligible to apply for grants up to $2,000 to offset the increased costs associated with their employee(s) out on leave.
California’s Paid Family Leave program allows California workers to take paid leave to bond with a new child (through birth, adoption, or foster care) or to care for a seriously ill family member.
Back on July 1, 2020, the PFL program expanded benefits from six (6) to eight (8) weeks for all businesses regardless of size. At that same time, the legislature has expanded the California Family Rights Act, which provides up to a twelve (12) week non-paid protected leave to eligible employees working for businesses with 5 or more employees (whereas previously the employer only needed to employ 50 or more employees). These changes may have caused a hardship for you and this grant program is designed to less the financial burden on employers.
Pay Outs & Grant Eligibility
The PFL Small Business Grant will pay up to $2,000 to small businesses impacted by paid family leave to offset costs related to hiring or cross-training.
Payments are made directly to the employer and are designed to cover costs for:
- Training/cross-training existing staff to cover the duties of the employee on PFL;
- Marketing, recruitment, and other reasonably foreseeable training costs.
Full article can be found at: employers.org
For information on eligibility & a program overview, visit https://californiapfl.com/
The County of Stanislaus, in partnership with Stanislaus Equity Partners, is providing $560,660 in grants to small businesses in Stanislaus County that have been affected by COVID-19 and did not receive funding from the CA Relief Grant Program. Grants in the amount of $2,500 will be distributed throughout the 5 districts of Stanislaus County.
Now more than ever, well-trained skilled workers are essential to our local employers. At Stanislaus County Workforce Development America’s Job Center of California, We are connecting job seekers with the resources they need to reach their career goals. Watch our Job Center commercial to learn more about what we offer, along with the partnership we have created with the Stanislaus County Library!