If you’ve been laid off due to COVID-19, you may wonder if you have a right to be rehired as businesses begin to reopen. In California, generally, employers are not required to rehire employees that they have laid off. There is now an exception for some industries in the City of Los Angeles (see below).
LA County Minimum Wage Did you know that the minimum wage for those that work within unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County is higher than the minimum wage set by the State of California? The current minimum wage standards for unincorporated Los Angeles County as of July 1, 2020 are: Large Employers with 26 or
California law requires specific information to be included on your pay stub (or wage statement) so that you have an accurate understanding of how your wages were calculated. This helps you determine whether the pay you received was correct based on the number of hours you worked, your hourly rates, and any deductions that were
If your California unemployment benefits are ending soon, an extension may be available through federal funds. The federal CARES Act made additional funds available through the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program. This program was created for the purpose of giving workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic additional unemployment benefits that they would not ordinarily
California has made it easier for employees who contract COVID-19 at work to receive workers’ compensation benefits for their illness. Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to give anyone who must work outside of their homes during the stay-at-home order a rebuttable presumption for receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Learn more about what that means.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance The new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program in California was created to help those who do not typically qualify for regular state unemployment benefits. This includes unemployed gig workers, the self-employed, independent contractors, business owners, and those with limited work history who have lost their work as a result of the coronavirus
A judge ruled that 1,400 hourly-paid food production workers for Leprino Foods will move forward together in their case against the world’s largest mozzarella cheese maker. The judge granted class certification of the workers’ allegations of meal and rest break violations. These violations occurred at Leprino’s Lemoore West Plant in Lemoore, California, which operates twenty-four
It is important to make sure that you are receiving the minimum wage for your work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many employers are laying off workers, or cutting their hours and pay. Regardless of the situation, if you are still performing work, your employer must pay you the correct minimum wage for your City, County,
The federal government passed an emergency coronavirus relief package to help support families and workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve summarized some of what’s included in this package below. For employees in California that have lost wages as a result of the Coronavirus, you can read more about additional assistance available from the State
Workers in California are wondering what assistance is available to them if they are unable to work as a result of the Coronavirus. We highly recommend that all workers visit https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/ for details on California benefits for workers impacted by COVID-19. We have summarized some of the guidance provided by the Labor & Workforce Development