Payroll Tax Obligations
The Employment Development Department (EDD) administers the collection, accounting, and auditing of the state’s payroll taxes. These include Unemployment Insurance, State Disability Insurance, Employment Training Tax, and Personal Income Tax.
- Visit Payroll Taxes for employer resources and information.
- Locate your local tax office.
- Subscribe to EDD email notices.
- Register for Payroll Tax Seminars.
- Contact the Taxpayer Assistance Center at 1-888-745-3886.
The California Labor Commissioner’s Office promotes economic justice through robust enforcement of labor laws. By combating wage theft, protecting workers from retaliation, and educating the public, the Labor Commissioner’s Office helps put earned wages into workers’ pockets and helps level the playing field for law-abiding employers.
- Visit the Labor Commissioner’s Office to learn about employers’ responsibilities under the California labor code.
- File a wage claim and learn about labor rights.
- Report labor law violations.
- File a retaliation or discrimination complaint.
- Learn about wage theft, including employers’ responsibilities and workers’ rights
- Contact the Labor Commissioner’s Office at 1-844-522-6734 or EmploymentStatus@dir.ca.gov.
In California, all workers are protected by labor laws regardless of their immigration status.
Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Paid Family Leave
The EDD provides benefits if you are unemployed; are pregnant or have a non-work-related illness or injury; or need time off work to bond with a new child or care for a seriously ill family member.
- Visit Claims to learn about Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Paid Family Leave program eligibility, or to file a claim for benefits.
- Visit AskEDD for questions or to contact the EDD online.
- Contact the EDD.
Workplace Safety and Health
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, helps protect workers from health and safety hazards in almost every workplace in California. Cal/OSHA provides free safety and health assistance to employers to improve their health and safety programs.
- Visit Cal/OSHA for information about workplace safety and health.
- File a confidential workplace safety complaint.
- File a whistleblower complaint if you suffer retaliation for reporting a workplace safety hazard
- Report a workplace accident as required by law.
- Obtain free consultation services from Cal/OSHA.
- Contact Cal/OSHA at 1-844-522-6734.
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) monitors the administration of workers’ compensation claims, and provides administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection with claims for workers’ compensation benefits.
- Visit DWC for information on benefits for work-related injuries or illnesses, and employers’ responsibilities to maintain workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
- Review FAQs about workers’ compensation for employers.
- See what to do if you’re injured on the job.
- Get information and assistance for injured workers
- Learn about funds that pay claims to injured workers under special circumstances.
- Contact DWC at 1-844-522-6734.