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    Friday, August 14, 2020
    Women-owned and led business and brand development firm, celebrates their five-year anniversary by revealing their very own rebrand. Cowe Communications, formerly known as Cowe Consulting, is ecstatic to not only be expanding their team and their service offerings, but they are also introducing the world to their newly acquired domain: www.cowe.com. Read more
    Wednesday, April 8, 2020
    On March 27, the Los Angeles City Council approved a Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, which would have applied to businesses with have 500 employees or more nationwide. While this was good for small businesses, there were still provisions in the Ordinance that were concerning for the business community. Thanks to VICA's efforts and the efforts of the Los Angeles business coalition group, the Mayor has decided not to sign the Ordinance approved by the City Council. Read more
    Friday, April 3, 2020
    On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion economic relief bill, passed both houses of Congress and was signed by President Trump. The package includes provisions designed to provide aid to businesses who are struggling due to the economic slowdown caused by COVID-19. Read more
    Friday, April 3, 2020
    The State of California is currently looking at labor proposals that could harm businesses at a time of extreme economic uncertainty. Read more
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    Last Friday, the Los Angeles City Council held a special Council meeting to vote on several urgency clauses in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. While VICA applauds the tireless efforts by the Council to slow the spread of COVID-19, VICA was on the frontline to ensure the business community's voice was heard with regards to policies proposed by our City leader which would prove harmful for businesses, make recovery more impossible, and impose burdensome regulations that extend beyond the current crisis. Read more
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    On March 25, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a $2 trillion economic stimulus bill aimed at providing financial relief to businesses and families heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    As federal, state and local decisionmakers continue to work on addressing the current public health crisis, VICA is monitoring their actions to keep our members up-to-date on the situation. Read more
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    As federal, state and local decisionmakers continue to tackle the current public health crisis, VICA is monitoring their actions to keep our members up-to-date on the situation. Read more
    Thursday, March 12, 2020
    As I am sure you are aware, our community is facing an issue of large scale and immense importance. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting our communities, schools and businesses and we are here to support you in your efforts to maintain continuity in your operations... Read more
    Justin J. Grooms, Gaspar Insurance Services
    Wednesday, September 4, 2019
    California’s passage of Proposition 64 has led to some monumental changes in the landscape of business; not just as it pertains to the relationship between the marijuana industry and other industries, but also as it relates to how employers navigate the use of the newly legalized plant among their workforce. Read more
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