Workforce Issues

As developments continue to unfold in response to the spread of COVID-19, we know many small businesses have questions about implications in the workplace and funding options to help bolster their businesses during this difficult time. On this page, we are compiling relevant tips and resources such as unemployment, paid family leave, paid sick leave, healthcare and more.

Paid sick days
California

California Employment Development Department - EDD

State Disability Insurance

Employees eligble if they no longer can work because they are themselves suffering from COVID-19. Provides 60-70% of wages.

Audience: Employees

Unemployment
California

California Employment Development Department - EDD

Unemployment Insurance

Employees eligible if: 1) employer is no longer open or has laid them off; 2) employees have had hours reduced due to COVID-19; 3) if employees no longer able to work because children are out of school/loss of daycare

Audience: Employees

Employee relations, Human resources, Unemployment
National

American Job Center

Rapid Response Program

**Update** Due to COVID 19 restrictions, many AJCs are temporarily closed or shifted to virtual services.

Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the corona virus can get help through the Rapid Response program. Rapid Response teams will meet with companies to discuss needs, help avert potential layoffs, and provide immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees

Unemployment
California

Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Economic Development - Small & Minority Business

Los Angeles 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.

Audience: Employees

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