Community Members who Were Laid Off or Hours Were Decreased (Cut)
State of California
What employees are entitled to may be confusing. THIS CHART makes it easier to understand what resources may be available.
Please visit https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm for BENEFITS FOR WORKERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19 and also check out the EDD's Frequently Asked Questions: https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/faqs.htm
For a run-down of labor laws in California, please visit: https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-03-12/coronavirus-labor-law-know-your-rights-california-worke
Assistance Filling Out Forms
Employee Rights Center: https://weberc.net/ for help with forms
Paid family leave is available for those who stay home because they need to take care of someone who has contracted the virus (Covid-19) or who has been quarantined (must be certified by a medical professional). Learn how to file a Paid Family Leave Claim HERE.
Disability benefits /paid sick leave are available for those who have actually contracted the virus themselves or who have been exposed to it and are quarantined (must be certified by a medical professional in the case of Disability Benefits). Learn how to file a Disability Insurance Claim HERE.
Unemployment benefits are available to those whose hours have been reduced or who have lost their job due to coronavirus measures (and it also applies to those who choose to stay home due to underlying health issues making them more vulnerable). The Governor has waived the 1 week wait time and the person may not be required to be actively looking for work (as is usually required). Learn how to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim HERE. (Unfortunately though, this benefit is not available to undocumented persons whose hours are reduced or lose their job for reasons related to COVID-19, etc.)
SCHOOL CLOSURES: If your child’s school is closed and you have to miss work to care for them. You might qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Learn how to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim HERE.
Directly from the Employment Development Department: “Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.
For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.
Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886
Hearing impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565
Outside the U.S. or Canada: 1-916-464-3502
(For more information, click here.)
The U.S. Small Business Administration offers up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19. For more information, click here, or contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or firstname.lastname@example.org.