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California EDD Rolls Out Phase 2 of Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation

On July 8th, 2020, the California EDD will complete the second phase rollout of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation extension, a federal program created by the CARES Act.  Under the Coronavirus/COVID-19 PEUC extension, eligible claimants can receive up to thirteen weeks of additional benefits after running out of regular ...

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California Unemployment Benefits: Can’t Work Due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 Childcare Commitments?

During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, California state and local governments have issued broad shelter in place orders requiring residents to remain in their homes, except for essential business.  As California moves into the third stage of Governor Gavin Newsom’s four-stage reopening plan and counties ease Coronavirus/COVID-19 restrictions, many employees that have ...

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Refuse Return to Work? Retaining Unemployment Benefits Amid Coronavirus/COVID-19 Fears

Under normal circumstances, an unemployment recipient becomes disqualified from the unemployment program upon refusing an offer of suitable employment or an offer to return to their previous job.  In response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the State of California took the unprecedented step of shuttering the world’s fifth-largest economy to protect ...

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The Unemployed Employee: Claiming California Unemployment Benefits After Hours Cut

California’s Unemployment Insurance program is not just for individuals completely out of work.  Even employed individuals can be “unemployed” for purposes of obtaining UI benefits.  Obtaining UI benefits while still employed is helpful when someone experiences a reduction in their hours or has been thrust into part-time work and have been unable ...

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Filing a Petition for Writ of Mandate for Unemployment? Read This First!

Has the California Employment Development Department (“EDD”) denied your application unemployment? Has EDD sent you a Notice of Overpayment alleging you owe the State of California thousands of dollars?  Was your appeal to the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (“CUIAB”) unsuccessful?  Then you may consider filing a Petition for Writ of Mandate at ...

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Everything You Need to Know About California Unemployment

The Employment Development Department (“EDD”) administers the Unemployment Insurance program in California. Unemployed workers can receive up to twenty-six weeks of regular unemployment benefits as well as extensions. Understanding the program is crucial to obtaining Unemployment compensation. Mistakes and misinterpretations of program rules can render an unemployed individual ineligible for the benefits they paid into while employed. Continue reading this article to discover how California’s Unemployment Insurance program functions.

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How to Slash Through EDD Red Tape and Swiftly Collect Your California Unemployment Benefits in 2019

In passing the program eighty-seven years ago, lawmakers intended to reduce the suffering caused by involuntary unemployment. However, the bureaucrats at California’s Employment Development Department (“EDD”), the state agency charged with administering California’s Unemployment Insurance program, often make securing unemployment benefits a time consuming, stressful, and burdensome ordeal. Don’t let EDD keep you from receiving the benefits you paid into while employed. Continue reading this article to learn how to apply for your unemployment benefits successfully and discover your options, should EDD deny your application.

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