Information for Workers Affected by COVID-19
As a worker in California during the COVID-19 crisis, you are likely to feel the effects of a downturn in the economy. Many employers have fired, laid off, or furloughed their workers.
No matter what your position you hold at work – be sure to read about the latest changes in employment law in San Francisco and the State of California.
EEOC: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Department of Fair Employment and Housing Info for Workers
Applying for Unemployment Insurance: Employment Development Department (EDD)
If you believe you are misclassified as an independent contractor you can still apply for unemployment. If you have been laid off as an independent contractor, apply for unemployment insurance with the Employment Development Department. If the EDD determines that you have been misclassified, you will likely receive unemployment benefits and the employer could be fined.
Start your unemployment application here
Disaster Unemployment Assistance:
Governor Newsom’s Executive Order of March 12:
Governor Newsom Issues New Executive Order Further Enhancing State and Local Government’s Ability to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic
- Executive Department: Executive Orde N-25-20
Benefits for Workers impacted by CORONA
Local – Bay Area Resources
Helpful Information from the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Information and Resources for Immigrant Communities in the Central Valley
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemia: Información y Recursos para la Comunidad Inmigrante en el Valle Central
Legal Aid at Work
COVID Resources for Undocumented Workers