As a reminder the State of California Employment Development Department has a multitude of support services for people who have been unemployed, their work hours reduced, or their businesses affected due to COVID-19. You can file for services and learn more on the State's EDD website.
If you are unemployed, the State of California created a one-stop resource helping to match of job seekers with work opportunities. Please visit Onward California at https://onwardca.org/
Commercial Tenant Protections
To help small businesses through the pandemic, the City passed an emergency ordinance banning certain commercial evictions for non-payment of rent due to COVID between the months of April 2020-September 2020.
Starting the month when the City’s State of Emergency is lifted, tenants will have a 12-month period to pay rent arrears culminated between April – September 2020. On the seventh month of the 12-month repayment period, tenants must start paying a minimum of 50% percent of the unpaid balance. Landlords are not allowed to charge late fees or surcharges to the outstanding balance.
Visit our FAQ page for more information.
New Cap on Delivery Fees
The fees delivery services can charge local restaurants and businesses are now capped after the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 17 approved an emergency regulation.
The new rule caps commissions and fees charged by third-party food deliver services such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Doordash to all restaurants in San Mateo County until June 30, 2021 or the end of the local emergency due to COVID-19. The regulation caps delivery fees at 15% of the cost of an order and non-deliveries at 10% per order. There is also a provision that the Delivery Service Platform cannot make up the difference from reducing the gratuity made to the driver.
Read a press release for more information. You can also read the County’s full ordinance here.
Businesses with Interruption Insurance
Do you have business interruption insurance? Have you been discouraged from filing for benefits? Or have you received a denial letter?
The State’s Department of Insurance can help. Learn more online
or call the Consumer Hotline at 800-927-4357.