The Agricultural Labor Relations Board provides a variety of resources to inform agricultural workers of their rights.
For more information on finding and applying for apprenticeship programs, visit the Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Apprenticeship Standards webpage.
If you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury, pregnancy, or childbirth, the Employment Development Department provides information and resources on filing for Disability Insurance benefits.
Visit the Department of Industrial Relations’ Labor Commissioner’s Office Frequently Asked Questions page for information on labor law and employee rights, including work hours, wages and tips, minimum wage, workers’ compensation, discrimination, termination, and more.
The Private Attorneys General Act also authorizes employees to file lawsuits on behalf of themselves and others for Labor Code violations. For more information on filing procedures and deadlines, visit the LWDA’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) webpage.
Family Paid Leave
If you need time off from work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child, the Employment Development Department provides information and resources on filing for Paid Family Leave wage replacement benefits under the State Disability Insurance program.
The Employment Development Department provides information and resources on filing an Unemployment Insurance claim.
The Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Workers’ Compensation provides workers’ compensation information for individuals who are injured at work.
For information on employee health and safety rights, including preventing workplace illnesses and injuries and reporting labor law violations, visit the Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health webpage.
For more information on starting an apprenticeship program for your business or organization, visit the Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Apprenticeship Standards webpage. Additionally, the Employment Development Department provides training and apprenticeship information to help educators and trainers identify the most in-demand skills and occupations.
Visit the Department of Industrial Relations’ Labor Commissioner’s Office webpage for important information about your legal responsibilities as an employer, including business certification and licensing, required posters and notices, mandatory trainings, and employee rights.
The Employment Development Department’s Layoff Services/WARN webpage provides information on downsizing, layoff alternatives, and mass layoff notification requirements.
The Employment Development Department offers resources to help employers file state payroll taxes, detect and report fraud, and sign up for informational seminars.
Workforce Services for Employers
For a list of services designed to help employers recruit and train employees, visit the Employment Development Department’s Jobs and Training Employer Information webpage.
The Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health provides valuable information for employers on workplace safety and covers topics like prevention plans, posting requirements, recordkeeping, and partnership programs.
For Job Seekers
Individuals with Disabilities
Through the America’s Job Centers of CaliforniaSM, the Employment Development Department provides universal access for services to ensure that all job applicants with disabilities receive equal employment opportunities. The Department also provides additional services to job seekers with disabilities, including referrals to job openings or training, vocational counseling, job search assistance and workshops, testing, and referrals to supportive services in the community.
Employment Development Department job centers are located throughout California to provide information to help job seekers find, qualify for, and secure employment.
For information on helping veterans maximize their employment and training opportunities, visit the Employment Development Department’s Services for Veterans and Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program webpages.