Less than a month before California compliance headache strikes  —  July 1 deadline for businesses to have their workplace violence prevention plans in place 

California’s leading small-business association today is reminding Main Street entrepreneurs throughout the state of the looming July 1 deadline for them to have their workplace violence prevention plans in place and viewable to anyone who requests to see them.

Passage of Senate Bill 553, and Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing it into law, created arguably one of the biggest compliance headaches in state history. It’s a law with few exceptions and no grace period, and the deadline fast approaches. To answer some of many questions about workplace violence prevention plans, NFIB California invited Hannah Sweiss, an employment law expert with Fisher Phillips, to give small-business owners an informative overview of what lies ahead for them, if they haven’t already produced their plans. The 49-minute webinar can be heard through this web story.

“This is not the nightmare-with-no-end regulation created by the federal Corporate Transparency Act and the hoops it has small businesses jumping through, but instead a big one-time migraine followed by periodic nagging headaches,” said John Kabateck, NFIB California state director. “After all, small-business owners have nothing better to do with their time than spend a couple of days every week filling out state and federal compliance requirements.”

In Episode 36, Lawmakers Push to Stop National Small Business Registry, of a recently posted 23-minute NFIB Small Business Rundown podcast, NFIB Vice President of Government Relations Jeff Brabant and two congressional guests detail some of the compliance requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act.

About the National Federation of Independent Business
For 80 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since its founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit nfib.com.