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Hayward delays minimum wage increases a year because of coronavirus impact on businesses

City officials decide implementing wage jump in July would burden small business owners By Peter Hegarty | March 25, 2020 Because of the economic hardship the coronavirus pandemic is wreaking on businesses, the Hayward City Council has decided against forcing employers to raise the minimum hourly wage to $15 on July 1. At its meeting Tuesday night, the council agreed that asking business owners to pay more in salaries when they’re struggling to operate will just make things worse. The council directed staff to return April 21 with a revised minimum wage ordinance that postpones the raises a year to July 1, 2021. Some cities in Alameda ...

TAKE NOTE Budget 2020 – Workers to get sick pay if they self-isolate and small firms to get a refund

MILLIONS of self-employed workers affected by the coronovirus outbreak will be able to get sick pay through Universal Credit. The government is also temporarily suspending all Jobcentre visits while the COVID-19 outbreak is ongoing. Households will be able to manage their benefits over the phone of via their work journal instead, without the risk of being sanctioned for missing a visit. Businesses with fewer than 250 employees will also be able to claim back the cost of providing statutory sick pay due to staff being affected by coronavirus from the government. Employees will also no longer have to provide a sick note if they're off work ...