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WAGE
COMPLAINTS

If you work in unincorporated Los Angeles County and your employer does not pay you the mandated minimum wage, file a complaint with the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs. Call 800.593.8222 or file an online report by clicking the button below.

FILE ONLINE REPORT

LOOKING FOR A JOB

In the face of COVID-19, many have experienced job loss or decrease in working hours. The Los Angeles County America’s Job Center of California are here to support job seekers by providing virtual access to services including but not limited to information about job openings, financial support to workers who are laid off or unemployed and meal assistance for families and individuals in need. For more information:

FIND A JOB

Email: ajccjobs@wdacs.lacounty.gov; Phone: 888-226-6300.

UNEMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

L.A. COUNTY COVID-19 SUPPLEMENTAL PAID SICK LEAVE ORDINANCE

On April 28, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved an interim urgency ordinance providing supplemental paid sick leave benefits requiring employers with over 500 employees nationally located within the unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles and that fall under the jurisdiction of the County of Los Angeles, to provide its employees with 10 days or 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave for COVID-19 related reasons for the term of the emergency, to ensure that workers who have symptoms can stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, PAID FAMILY LEAVE

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has several resources for workers dealing with hardships due to the outbreak of COVID-19 such as unemployment insurance (UI) and disability insurance (DI), and Paid Family Leave. Anyone who feels that UI, DI, or any other benefit will prove helpful is encouraged to file an application – the only requirement is a phone or internet access. Approvals and other determinations, such as amounts, can be made only after the application is submitted.

If you are experiencing a loss in wages due to your employer shutting down or reducing hours of operation since the outbreak of COVID-19, you can file for unemployment insurance.

FILE ONLINE

If you are sick with COVID-19 or have been exposed and cannot work, you can file a disability insurance claim:

FILE DISABILITY CLAIM

If you are caring for someone else who is sick with COVID-19 and unable to work, file a claim for paid family leave:

FILE PAID FAMILY LEAVE CLAIM

For other important Frequently Asked Questions from EDD:

VIEW FAQS

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TOLL-FREE NUMBERS

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon (Pacific Time) except on state holidays.

English: 800.300.5616
Spanish: 800.326.8937
Cantonese: 800.547.3506
Mandarin: 866.303.0706
Vietnamese: 800.547.2058
TTY: 800.815.9387

INDUSTRY RESOURCES

RESTAURANT WORKERS

CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION

California Restaurant Association Foundation is providing grants to California restaurant workers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are medically quarantined. For more information and to apply click the button below.

APPLY NOW

RESTAURANT WORKERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation has formed a Restaurant Workers Relief Fund for workers facing economic hardships or health crisis as a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic. For more information and to apply click the button below.

APPLY NOW

ONE FAIR WAGE CAMPAIGN

One Fair Wage Campaign has started a relief fund for restaurant and gig workers affected by the crisis in states where it has active campaigns (including California). For more information and to apply click the button below.

APPLY NOW

CLOSED: USBG NATIONAL CHARITY FOUNDATION

USBG National Charity Foundation is providing grants to bartenders experiencing catastrophic events or economic hardship. For more information and to apply click the button below.

APPLY NOW

ARTISTS & MUSICIANS

COVID-19 FREELANCE ARTIST RESOURCE LIST

An aggregated list of free resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

VISIT COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resource List

MUSICIANS FOUNDATION GRANT

The Musicians Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to musicians and their families in times of need, crisis or transition.

212.239.9137

VISIT Musicians Foundation Grant

MUSICCARES COVID-19 RELIEF FUND (CLOSED)

The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help our peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Temporarily closed. Seeking more funding.

888.825.0911 (general info)

VISIT MusicCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

THE ACTORS FUND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Actors Fund provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.

888.825.0911

VISIT The Actors Fund Emergency Assistance Program

JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA EMERGENCY FUND FOR MUSICIANS

The Jazz Foundation’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund provides housing assistance, pro bono medical care, disaster relief and direct financial support in times of crisis

212.245.3999

VISIT Jazz Foundation of America Emergency Fund for Musicians

CERF + ARTISTS SAFETY NET CERF

CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers.

802.229.2306

VISIT CERF + Artists Safety Net

LIVE NATION’S CREW NATION

The Crew Nation fund provides support to live music crews who have been directly impacted as shows are put on pause due to COVID-19.

crewnation@hobmusicforward.org

VISIT CREW NATION

CLOSED: CA CARES: HUMANITIES RELIEF AND RECOVERY GRANT

California Humanities will direct funds from the federal CARES Act, through the National Endowment for the Humanities, to meet the emergency relief needs of organizations and individuals in order to help sustain and grow the public humanities field in California.

VISIT CA CARES

LA County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community caseworkers at the America’s Job Centers of California in close partnership with the California Employment Development Department (EDD) to provide workers impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19.

VIEW RESOURCE GUIDE

WDACS WEBSITE

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