What are some ways for business owners to keep up with legislation affecting their business during the COVID-19 crisis?
Nicholas L. D'Amico
Law Office of Nicholas L. D'Amico/Managing Attorney - AdvisoryCloudTM
Business owners should start by knowing exactly which legal jurisdictions their business operates in (i.e. federal, state, and local goverment boundaries). To find your county you can try: https://www.whatcountyamiin.com/ Find your city at: https://www.mapdevelopers.com/where-am-i.php. Then visit each jurisdiction's legislative body's website. In LA County, where I live and work, the Dept. of Public Health provides up-to-date information on public health orders impacting businesses at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/guidances.htm#business
For updates on more long term changes to the law, California Legislature should be consulted. One can visit their website at: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/ and track the progress of new bills (proposed laws) using the Bill Information and My Subscription tabs.
Another good place to start research is to check the website of any goverment agencies that issued licenses or permits to the business. Most agencies have bulletins that regularly post updates on new laws, regulations, and policies. Many of my clients are realtors who are licensed and regulated by the California Department of Real Estate, which publishes a quarterly bulletin containing updates on laws, regulations, and agency decisions affecting real estate professionals https://www.dre.ca.gov/Publications/RealEstateBulletin.html
Always make informed decisions while running your business so you can stay in compliance with all laws and regulations. If you need professional assistance, contact a qualified attorney or consultant.