Search
  • Legal Thrive Team

California Unemployment - Tips and Facts



As a business owner, it is a hard decision to lay-off or furlough employees, but if that action is necessary, the EDD (Employment Development Department) is the employees first point of contact. Some tips and facts about unemployment:


  • Original unemployment benefits are $40 - $450 per week

  • CARES Act increased weekly unemployment by $600 to $460 to $1,050 per week

  • Unemployment normally is for 26 weeks

  • Unemployment has increased 13 weeks to a total of 39 weeks

  • Reduced hours can still qualify for Unemployment Insurance may be eligible unless you make more than $600 week

  • Furloughed workers qualify for Unemployment Insurance

  • If you choose to take Unemployment Insurance payment via debit card you will see benefits faster (checks will take longer)

  • Have the right to backdate to date out of work

  • If you call EDD, they only answer the phone in the morning (before 12 noon).

  • American Job Center of California – MAYBE make an appointment to ask questions.


Pandemic Unemployment Insurance:

  • Pandemic Unemployment is for gig workers and other self-employed individuals

  • Pandemic Unemployment is similar to regular unemployment insurance

  • Pandemic Unemployment is new and not set-up yet. HAVE PATIENCE (lots of patience)

  • No guidance yet as to how to prove income

  • If you are a gig worker and apply for regular Unemployment Insurance and get denied, you can then file for Pandemic Unemployment Insurance

  • Completely separate application from regular Unemployment Insurance

3 views

Mailing Address:

2161 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Suite 150

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

info@legalthrive.com

Skype ID: Legal Thrive

Legal Thrive is a division of Schopp & Co. 

www. schoppcpa.com

© 2023 by Legal Thrive