- The Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a variety of resources for employers who anticipate a reduction of work hours or potential closure or layoffs as a result of Coronavirus. Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of Coronavirus may also request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. For question, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center at (888) 745-3886.
- Employers can receive 60-day extensions for payroll tax – via EDD eservices for business
- Employers can apply for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) “Work Sharing Program” if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs. The Work Sharing Program helps employees whose hours and wages have been reduced.
- If you operate a business and are planning closure or layoffs – A Rapid Response team is available to help avert layoffs, and provides onsite services to employers. EDD suggests contacting the nearest America’s Job Center. LAEDC can also help, email [email protected]
For more details on the programs listed in the bullets above: https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm