HR Management & Compliance

Emergencies: Resources for Businesses Affected by Wildfires

Governor Schwarzenegger has announced a support network for small businesses impacted by the recent Southern California fires, to help these businesses recover as quickly as possible.

In particular, the governor has directed the Employment Development Department to extend payroll tax deadlines by up to 60 days for small businesses hit hardest by the wildfires. The governor also signed an executive order to suspend the one-week waiting period for unemployment insurance, waive fees and assist in the replacement of vital documents, and expedite the cleanup process. In addition, Gov. Schwarzenegger has directed the Small Business Disaster Loan Guarantee program to be activated, guaranteeing $7 million in loans for businesses that suffered fire-related losses.

For more information on available assistance:

Employment Development Department

Small Business Disaster Assistance Loan Guarantee Program,
Financial Development Corporation locations

California Southern
600 B Street, Suite 2450
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-7771
Orange County
1913 E. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA  92705
(714) 571-1900
Pacific Coast Regional
3255 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1501
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 739-2999
Inland Empire
516 N. Lemon Avenue
Ontario, CA  91764
(909) 391-6787
3600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 926
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 382-4300

San Fernando Valley
5121 Van Nuys Blvd., 3rd Floor
Van Nuys, CA 91403
(818) 205-1770

Additional Resources:

Executive Order S-13-07

Health and Safety: Is Your Business Ready for a Disaster? A 10-Point Preparedness Checklist (Start your guest access and get this now)

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