October 26, 2020

LWDA Weekly Roundup: 

Each week the Labor & Workforce Development Agency and its departments engage with the public, stakeholders, and reporters on social, digital, and traditional media. Here are the highlights from last week.

Social Media Posts of the Week:
State Labor Law and Payroll Tax Seminars
Have questions about how #CA labor laws affect your business? Join the Labor Commissioner’s Office and  @CA_EDD  for free online State Labor Law and Payroll Tax Seminars. View here.
COVID-19 Paid Leave
Are there other paid leave options available if I have already taken my #paidsickleave? Yes. The  @CA_LaborCommr  has posted a side by side comparison of #COVID19 paid leave online View here.
New Podcasts and Videos:
COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
On the Record:
$105 Billion in Unemployment Benefits Paid to Pandemic Impacted Workers
October 22, 2020
After more than seven months of historic pandemic impact on California’s workers, families, and communities, unemployment benefits providing some wage replacement relief now total $105 billion paid since March. The benefits stem from a total of 15.2 million claims that have been processed by the state Employment Development Department (EDD) – about four times the number of claims processed in the worst year of the Great Recession (3.8 million in 2010). Read more here.
Workplace Health, Safety, and Rights:
Cal/OSHA Training Academy is Now Offering Courses for Employers and Workers

The Cal/OSHA Training Academy is presented by the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). Online training courses, guidance documents, videos, and other helpful resources on a variety of occupational safety and health topics are available. Read more here.

COVID-19 Information for Agricultural Workers
If you are a farmworker in California, here is what you need to know to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at home and in the fields. Read more here.
Información de COVID-19 Para Trabajadores Agrícolas
Si usted es un trabajador agrícola en California, esto es lo que necesita saber para ayudar a prevenir la propagación del COVID-19 en el hogar y en el campo. Leer más aquí.
California Unemployment Drops to 11 Percent in September (October 16, 2020)
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