The tragedy of Coronavirus has negatively affected (and continues doing so) everyone around the globe.
Below is a list of benefits available to California employees during these uncertain times.
1. Paid Family Leave-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).
2. Unemployment Insurance (and any extended UI benefits programs)- If you have lost your job or have had your hours reduced for reasons related to COVID-19.
3. California Paid Sick Leave-If you or a family member are sick or for preventive care, including when civil authorities recommend quarantine, isolation, or stay-at-home.
4. Disability Insurance-If you’re unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional).
5. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance-If you have lost your job or business or have had your hours or services reduced for reasons related to COVID-19.
6. California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Food Sector Workers (Executive Order N-51-20)- If you are a “Food Sector Worker” and are (1) subject to a governmental quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19, (2) advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine or self-isolate due to COVID-19 concerns, or (3) are prohibited from working by the Worker’s Hiring Entity due to COVID-19-related health concerns.
7. Local Government Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19-If you live in the city of Los Angeles, unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, San Francisco, or San Jose, you may be eligible for supplemental paid sick leave for COVID-19-related reasons if you are not covered by the FFCRA.
8. Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Emergency Paid Sick Leave-If you are unable to work (or telework) because:
(1) You are subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19.
(2) You have been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
(3) You are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.
(4) You are caring for an individual who is subject to an order as described in subparagraph (1) or has been advised as described in paragraph (2).
(5) You are caring for a child whose school or place of care has been closed, or whose child care provider is unavailable, for reasons related to COVID-19.
(6) You are experiencing any other substantially similar condition specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
9. Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Emergency Paid Family & Medical Leave-If you are unable to work (or telework) because you are caring for a child whose school or place of care has been closed, or whose child care provider is unavailable, for reasons related to COVID-19.
10. Workers’ Compensation- If you reported to your employer’s worksite between March 19 and July 5, 2020 and tested positive or were diagnosed with a COVID-19-related illness, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits under the Executive Order issued by Governor Newsom on May 6.