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March 20, 2020 | April 07, 2020 | 5,251 total views

FOR LAHSA PARTNERS: If you need workforce development and sourcing assistance please fill out this survey and our capacity building talent acquisition coordinator will get back to you ASAP.

What employees are entitled to may be confusing. THIS CHART makes it easier to understand what resources may be available. More information is below.

The State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) offices are closed or available by appointment only. Visit here for more info. Access EDD’s online services here.

For Workers

1- Sick or Quarantined

  • If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.

2- Caregiving

  • If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

3- School Closures

  • If your child’s school is closed, and you have to miss work to be there for them, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Eligibility considerations include if you have no other care options and if you are unable to continue working your normal hours remotely. File an Unemployment Insurance claim and our EDD representatives will decide if you are eligible.

4- Reduced Work Hours and Sick Leave

  •  If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. Workers who are temporarily unemployed due to COVID-19 and expected to return to work with their employer within a few weeks are not required to actively seek work each week. However, they must remain able and available and ready to work during their unemployment for each week of benefits claimed and meet all other eligibility criteria. Eligible individuals can receive benefits that range from $40-$450 per week.
  • Federal Unemployment: Following the passage of the CARES Act on March 27, 2020, An additional $600 will be added to every weekly unemployment compensation check.
    • In effect from now until July 31, 2020.

  • Federal unemployment insurance is temporarily expanded to cover individuals who are not traditionally covered, including self-employed workers, gig-workers, independent contractors, and workers with irregular work history. Allowable criteria for claiming unemployment compensation also temporarily expanded.

    • In effect from now until December 31, 2020.

  • An additional 13 weeks of benefits will be available if your weeks of unemployment compensation available are exhausted.
  • You should contact your State’s Department of Unemployment for more information. Click here.

5- Self-Employed

  • The available benefits are insurance programs. To be eligible, either you or an employer had to make contributions in the past 5 to 18 months. It is possible these contributions were made at a prior job, or if you were misclassified as an independent contractor instead of an employee. We encourage you to apply for the benefit program that is most appropriate for your situation. Visit Self-Employed/Independent Contractor to learn more.

6- Industry-Specific Resources

  • For resources for freelance artists, click here.
  • For resources for bartenders, click here.
  • For resources for musicians, click here.
  • For resources for tipped workers/service workers, click here.
  • For resources for restaurant workers, click here.
  • For resources for street vendors, click here.

7- Immediate Hire Job Opportunities 

  • Costco – Seasonal Period, click here
  • Ralphs Positions: Courtesy Clerks, Non-Food Clerks, Retail Clerks, click here
  • Amazon, click here
  • Superior Grocers, click here Or Call (844) 380-5700
  • Gelson’s supermarket, click here
  • Northgate Markets, click here
  • C.R. England Trucking (will train for CDL-A for free), click here
  • CVS Health to Provide Bonuses, Add Benefits and Hire 50,000 in Response to Pandemic, click here
  • Full-Time or Part-Time, Domino's® is Hiring | Domino's Pizza, Click here

  • The U.S. Census Bureau is Currently Hiring Census Takers in 11 Offices in the L.A. Area Interested job seekers can apply here or call (855) 562-2020 and select an option: First-time Applicant or Returning Applicant.

8 - A List of Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in California. Click here for more information.

9 - City of LA Job Portal

  • For those whose jobs have been impacted by COVID-19, this website enables unemployed or underemployed Angelenos to find and apply to job opportunities across all industries, so they can start working right NOW-CLICK HERE.

10 - Have you lost your job?

  • One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Click here
For Employers

A- Workplace Health and Safety

For information on protecting workers from COVID-19, refer to the Cal/OSHA Guidance on Coronavirus.

Businesses and employers can visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for help with planning and responding to COVID-19.

B- Reduced Work Hours

Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the UI Work Sharing Program. This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs — retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits. Workers of employers who are approved to participate in the Work Sharing Program receive the percentage of their weekly UI benefit amount based on the percentage of hours and wages reduced, not to exceed 60 percent.

Visit Work Sharing Program to learn more about its benefits for employers and employees, and how to apply.

C- Potential Closure or Layoffs

Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through the Rapid Response program. Rapid Response teams will meet with you to discuss your needs, help avert potential layoffs, and provide immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses. For more information, refer to the Rapid Response Services for Businesses Fact Sheet (DE 87144RRB) (PDF) or contact your local America’s Job Center of California.

D- Tax Assistance

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.

General Resources for Workers and Employers

Employment Resources

Federal Stimulus Rebate Funding
  • Most people who filed a tax return this year (2020) or last year (2019) will be eligible for a rebate.
    • Individuals will receive $1,200, married couples will receive $2,400, and child dependents (under 17) receive $500.
    • Phases out at a 5% rate above adjusted gross incomes of $75,000 for single filers, $112,500 for heads of household, and $150,000 for joint filers. 
  • Those collecting Social Security or disability can still receive a check as long as a tax return was filed this year or last, or a form SSA-1099 was received.
  • IRS will send rebates via direct deposit if they have bank information, which will take several weeks. If no bank information on file, IRS will send checks in the mail, which may take several months.
  • Rebates are not taxable or subject to garnishment, except if back child support is owed.
    • Immigration status: Only LPRs and resident aliens, DACA, and TPS will qualify. 
    • Mixed-status households will not qualify if one member of the household uses an ITIN, unless member of household is a veteran.


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