With our new essential status and the rights that accompany it comes a significant uptick in responsibilities, not just to customers, but employees and regulators. There’s a lot to know, but you would do well to address these checklist items.
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  • Though Cali has deemed weed “essential,” the state does allow local jurisdictions to call the policy tune. So, check your local shelter in place order to figure out whether your government has slotted your business as “essential” or “exempt” as a provider of health-care.
  • Review CDC protocols to make certain that your employees are safe. Cali’s Bureau of Cannabis Control requires licensees to abide by the fed’s Interim Guidance for Businesses to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease.
  • As employers manage their own fears, they must also manage those of their employees in a constantly shifting intro-state and federal milieu, including the U.S. Labor Department’s Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
  • These days, all that is certain is weight gain and taxes. An attorney can’t help with the former, but knowing that the federal tax deadline has been extended to July 15 will do you loads of good. Also, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has been given special permission to assist taxpayers impacted by COVID-19, including granting extensions for filing returns and making payments, relief from interest and penalties as well as filing refunds claims.