Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers

Guidance for Employers and Workers

In the face of the COVID-19, the Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) wants to keep workers, employers, co-workers, and families safe. What employees are entitled to may be confusing. We are trying to make it easier and spread awareness through this centralized source of info. Use the guidance below to determine what is best for you, your family, and your workplace.

Employer Resources

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Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus

Industry-Specific Health and Safety Guidance

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Model Written Plans and Programs

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Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

What employees are entitled to may be confusing. The purpose of this information is to make it easier to understand what resources may be available.

Program

Why

What

Benefits

More Information

How to File

Disability Insurance

If you're unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional)

Short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.

Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 52 weeks.

Learn more about your eligibility for Disability Insurance

File a Disability Insurance claim

Paid Family Leave

If you're unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional)

Up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member.

Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 6 weeks.

Learn more about your eligibility for Paid Family Leave

File a Paid Family Leave claim

Unemployment Insurance

If you have lost your job or have had your hours reduced for reasons related to COVID-19

Partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own.

Range from $40-$450 per week for up to 26 weeks.

Learn more about your eligibility for Unemployment Insurance

File an Unemployment Insurance claim

Paid Sick Leave

If you or a family member are sick or for preventative care when civil authorities recommend quarantine

The leave you have accumulated or your employer has provided to you under the Paid Sick Leave law.

Paid to you at your regular rate of pay or an average based on the past 90 days.

Learn more about your eligibility for Paid Sick Leave

If accrued sick leave is denied, file a Wage claim

Workers' Compensation

If you are unable to do your usual job because you were exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of your work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

Benefits include temporary disability (TD) payments, which begin when your doctor says you can't do your usual work for more than three days or you are hospitalized overnight. You may be entitled to TD for up to 104 weeks. TD stops when either you return to work, your doctor releases you for work, or your doctor says your illness has improved as much as it's going to.

TD generally pays two-thirds of the gross wages you lose while you are recovering from a work-related illness or injury, up to maximum weekly amount set by law. In addition, eligible employees are entitled to medical treatment and additional payments if a doctor determines you suffered a permanent disability because of the illness.

Learn more about your eligibility for Workers' Compensation benefits

File a Workers' Compensation claim

 

Benefits Summary for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Program Why What Benefits
Disability Insurance If you’re unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) Short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 52 weeks.
Paid Family Leave If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) Up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member. Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 6 weeks.
Unemployment Insurance If you have lost your job or have had your hours reduced for reasons related to COVID-19 Partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. Range from $40-$450 per week for up to 26 weeks.
Paid Sick Leave If you or a family member are sick or for preventative care when civil authorities  recommend quarantine The leave you have accumulated or your employer has provided to you under the Paid Sick Leave law. Paid to you at your regular rate of pay or an average based on the past 90 days.
Workers’ Compensation If you are unable to do your usual job because you were exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of your work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Benefits include temporary disability (TD) payments, which begin when your doctor says you can’t do your usual work for more than three days or you are hospitalized overnight. You may be entitled to TD for up to 104 weeks. TD stops when either you return to work, your doctor releases you for work, or your doctor says your illness has improved as much as it’s going to. TD generally pays two-thirds of the gross wages you lose while you are recovering from a work-related illness or injury, up to maximum weekly amount set by law. In addition, eligible employees are entitled to medical treatment and additional payments if a doctor determines you suffered a permanent disability because of the illness.

Benefits Summary for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Disability Insurance

  • If you’re unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional)
  • Short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.
  • Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 52 weeks.

Paid Family Leave

  • If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional)
  • Up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member.
  • Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 6 weeks.

Unemployment Insurance

  • If you have lost your job or have had your hours reduced for reasons related to COVID-19
  • Partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own.
  • Range from $40-$450 per week for up to 26 weeks.

Paid Sick Leave

  • If you or a family member are sick or for preventative care when civil authorities recommend quarantine
  • The leave you have accumulated or your employer has provided to you under the Paid Sick Leave law.
  • Paid to you at your regular rate of pay or an average based on the past 90 days.

Workers’ Compensation

  • If you are unable to do your usual job because you were exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of your work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Benefits include temporary disability (TD) payments, which begin when your doctor says you can’t do your usual work for more than three days or you are hospitalized overnight. You may be entitled to TD for up to 104 weeks. TD stops when either you return to work, your doctor releases you for work, or your doctor says your illness has improved as much as it’s going to.
  • TD generally pays two-thirds of the gross wages you lose while you are recovering from a work-related illness or injury, up to maximum weekly amount set by law. In addition, eligible employees are entitled to medical treatment and additional payments if a doctor determines you suffered a permanent disability because of the illness.