Support from California's EDD
If you have had to shut down or reduce staff hours due to the COVID19 please note that unemployment insurance can be received for partial, temporary or full layoffs with no waiting period.
If you are able to partially employ people they can receive benefits for their lost hours and hopefully make ends meet and be able to stay with you. The other option is to make the layoff temporary and employees can receive benefits until you are able to re-employ them.
Although no one knows how this situation will play out, we do know that a new normal will develop and life and business will continue, so your trained and experienced employees are a key asset that you should try to retain.
Please direct your impacted workers to www.EDD.ca.gov for more information.
See the summary notice from EDD in the link below.