COVID-19 Resources

For more information on the resources listed below, go to www.unioncounsel.net or contact a labor law attorney at Weinberg, Roger, and Rosenfeld at 510-337-1001. 

California State Unemployment Insurance 

Information on Eligibility
Benefits Calculator
File an Unemployment Insurance Claim using UI Online
Additional Information on Eligibility for State Unemployment Insurance

*Note: UI benefits are paid for by employer taxes. No deductions are taken from employee’s wages. If you believe you are owed benefits, you have the right to file an appeal.

California Paid Family Leave 

For Information on PFL and the PFL Claims Process
Apply for PFL Online
Apply for PFL By Mail
Order PFL Applications Forms

State Disability Insurance Benefits 

For information on SDI and the SDI Claims Process
To Apply for SDI Online*

*SDI is not available to some public employees if they have not paid into SDI. Your paystubs will show if you have paid into SDI. 

Workers’ Compensation 

Information on Workers’ Compensation
Information on Benefits Provided
Instructions on Submitting a Claim Form to Your Employer

Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act 

Frequently Asked Questions on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Questions or concerns about the FFCRA

If you believe your employer is improperly refusing you paid sick leave under the FFCRA, you may call 1-866-4US-WAGE (1-866-487-9243). In most cases, you can also file a lawsuit against your employer directly without contacting WHD. 

*Note: Many employers also provide paid time off, paid sick time, and other available forms of paid leave, which continue to be available for use but you need not necessarily exhaust.