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November 2014

  • Week of November 9, 2014
  • Veterans Day 2014 – Honor a Hero, Hire a VetSM

    This Veterans Day, employers in California are encouraged to Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet! It’s not only a benefit to business, but it’s also one of the best ways to thank veterans for all they have done to create the stability, security, and opportunity for California and America’s businesses to thrive. Visit the EDD’s special Honor a Hero, Hire a VetSM feature page to hear in their own words why employers have found veterans to be valuable employees. And learn more about services available to help connect employers looking for outstanding candidates with veterans looking for good jobs and career opportunities.

  • Week of November 2, 2014
  • Additional Resources Available in Your Community

    There are resources in your community and throughout California that may assist you in your time of need and the EDD has made many of those resources available to you on the Additional Resources page. For example, there’s information about Covered California™ for health insurance, the Keep Your Home California program for help with mortgage assistance, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, and more.

    Find information about basic necessities, utilities, medical care, and other human services resources that may help you. Visit the Additional Resources page for information today.

October 2014

  • Week of October 27, 2014
  • e-Services for Business Enhancements

    Registering as an employer with the EDD? Visit the e-Services for Business Enhancements page and learn about new enhancements to the registration process.

  • Week of October 20, 2014
  • Stay up-to-date with the EDD and receive our latest news and announcements.

    The EDD’s e-mail subscription services make it easy to stay up-to-date. Subscribe to our e-mail lists to be informed of the latest news about the EDD’s programs and services, including news and announcements, recently added forms and publications, and events.

    You can choose any or all of the following subscription services:

      • State Disability Insurance Updates and Information
      • Unemployment Insurance Information
      • Employment and Payroll Tax Information
      • Labor Market Information
      • Workforce Investment Act and Wagner-Peyser Act

    Subscribe and Get E-mail Notices today.

  • Week of October 13, 2014
  • Connect with the EDD

    There are several ways to connect with the EDD:

      • Contact Us: If you have questions about your specific account, claim, or a question, you can send a message online, call one of our toll-free numbers, or send us mail.
      • Locate an EDD Office: Search for Disability Insurance, America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM locations, Tax, or Veterans Services offices near you.
      • Find us on Social Media: We post program information and important updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages. On our YouTube Channel, view informational videos on a variety of the EDD’s programs and services.
      • Get E-mail Notices: The EDD’s e-mail subscription service provides our customers with the latest news about EDD programs and services.

    For more information, visit our Connect with the EDD page.

  • Week of October 6, 2014
  • Timely Payroll Tax Deposits

    Employers: To avoid late penalties, remit your Payroll Tax Deposit (DE 88) on time.

    If you have any questions regarding payroll tax deposits, visit Timely Payroll Tax Deposits.

September 2014

  • Week of September 29, 2014
  • Use Ask EDD to submit a request for a password reset for SDI Online

    Did you know that you can now use Ask EDD to submit a request to reset your SDI Online password?

    From the drop-down menu, select Category <Disability Insurance Benefits or Paid Family Leave>, sub-category <SDI Online>, and topic <Password Reset>. Allow one business day for your SDI Online password to be reset. An additional business day may be required for requests received Friday through Sunday, and on state holidays.

    You can also use Ask EDD to submit questions for your Disability Insurance or Paid Family Leave claim or benefits.

  • Week of September 22, 2014
  • Looking for an EDD office?

    Use the EDD Office Locator to find an office for:

      • America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM
      • Disability Insurance
      • Tax
      • Veterans Services

    Start by selecting the type of office you are looking for, and then enter a ZIP Code, city and state, or a full address. The offices closest to that area will display and includes the office contact information and location.

  • Week of September 15, 2014
  • Are you looking for information about different occupations in California?

    The California Occupational Guides are developed specifically for the California labor market and allow users to search for information about a variety of occupations and careers. Search by keyword or topic to view job descriptions, projected job openings, wages, qualification requirements (such as education and training), and much more. View the Occupational Guides for more information.

  • Week of September 8, 2014
  • Are you looking for an EDD form or publication?

    Check out the Online Forms and Publications page. You can use the Form Locator to search for forms and publications by keyword, program, customer type, and category. Forms and publications may be viewed (downloaded and/or printed) and some forms can be ordered in single or bulk quantities. Just look for the quantity box in the “order” column. Visit the Online Forms and Publications page to find the EDD form or publication you need.

  • Week of September 1, 2014
  • Job Seekers: Take advantage of California’s expanding job market

    The EDD strongly encourages job seekers to take advantage of California’s expanding job market and economy as the State continues to help lead the nation in job growth. In celebration of California’s renewed vital economy and Labor Day, the EDD’s Labor Day 2014 page has employment resources to help you in your job search. Find information about the top in-demand jobs and industries throughout the state, a helpful Toolbox for Job Seekers, and other online resources. Use these tools and resources to find the job you want.

    Visit Labor Day 2014 for more information.

August 2014

  • Week of August 25, 2014
  • EDD Informational Videos

    The Employment Development Department (EDD) has various informational videos and online tutorials to help our customers with our programs. You can view videos and online tutorials to help you with SDI Online, Applying for UI Benefits, EDD Debit CardSM, e-Services for Business, and more.

    For more information, visit EDD Informational Videos.

  • Week of August 18, 2014
  • Employers: Easily Find Payroll Tax Information on the Payroll Taxes Forms and Publications Page

    If you need payroll tax related information, there are many helpful Information Sheets, including topics on:

    • Your industry payroll taxes (restaurant, hotel, construction, etc.)
    • Taxing cash tips
    • Paying corporate officers
    • Wages
    • And more!

    Check out the Publications section of the Payroll Taxes Forms and Publications page to see all of the payroll tax Information Sheets.

  • Week of August 11, 2014
  • Stay up-to-date with the EDD and receive our latest news and announcements.

    The EDD’s e-mail subscription services make it easy to stay up-to-date. Subscribe to our e-mail lists to be informed of the latest news about the EDD’s programs and services, including news and announcements, recently added forms and publications, and events.

    You can choose any or all of the following subscription services:

    • State Disability Insurance Updates and Information
    • Unemployment Insurance Information
    • Employment and Payroll Tax Information
    • Labor Market Information
    • Workforce Investment Act and Wagner-Peyser Act

    Subscribe and Get E-mail Notices today.

  • Week of August 4, 2014
  • Need assistance with State Disability Insurance (SDI) Online?

    The Employment Development Department (EDD) offers various online tutorials and informational videos to help guide claimants, physicians/practitioners, and employers through the electronic claim filing system, SDI Online.

    For more information, visit SDI Online Informational Tutorials and Videos.

July 2014

  • Week of July 28, 2014

    Job Fairs and Workshops

    There are job fairs and workshops throughout California to serve the EDD’s customers and help them get the career guidance they need. The job fairs and workshops listings are divided into three regions: Northern, Los Angeles/Ventura, and Southern.

    For more information, visit Job Fairs and Workshops.

  • Week of July 21, 2014

    Looking for Information about the EDD Services Available to Youth?

    The EDD provides several services for youth (ages 14-21) including education and training program information, career information, resources for employment and work experience, and other resources. Also find information about the Youth Employment Opportunity Program (YEOP) – a program that provides special services to youth in achieving their education and vocational goals.

    For more information, visit Services for Youth.

  • Week of July 14, 2014

    Use State Disability Insurance (SDI) Online for Quicker Access to Benefits

    The fastest way to get your claim processed is by using SDI Online to file claims for Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL). You can submit documentation, access forms, and view your DI claim information and payment history. Claim filing is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Save on postage and receive immediate confirmation of forms submitted.

    For more information and to register, visit SDI Online.

  • Week of July 7, 2014

    Changes to Work Sharing Program Requirements

    Employers considering applying for the Work Sharing program should be aware that new legal requirements took effect under Assembly Bill 1392. Employers applying for Work Sharing plans to be effective on or after July 6, 2014, must meet the additional requirements. Plans that are approved with an effective date prior to July 6, 2014, will not be affected by the changes to the program requirements.

    For more information about the Work Sharing program and requirements, visit:

 

June 2014

  • Week of June 30, 2014

    Expansion of Paid Family Leave Benefits

    Beginning July 1, 2014, California workers may be eligible to receive Paid Family Leave benefits when taking time off of work to care for a seriously ill parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling. For more information, visit the Paid Family Leave page.

  • Week of June 23, 2014

    Are you a job seeker looking for information about the job market?

    The EDD Labor Market Information (LMI) Division provides data and links to resources that job seekers will find helpful to assist while searching for jobs. Use the Occupational Guides or salary and benefit information to identify career trends, locate wage and benefits information, and explore new career opportunities. Find tools and other related resources for job seekers also in Jobs and Training. Topics include: Career Trends in the News, Getting Started, Job Search Tools, Wages and Benefits, EDD Resources, and more. Check out the Labor Market Information (LMI) for Job Seekers page.

  • Week of June 16, 2014

    Help Us Fight Fraud

    The Joint Enforcement Strike Force (JESF) is a coalition of California State government agencies that work together, and in partnership with local and federal agencies, to combat the underground economy.

    You can help us protect workers and create a level playing field for California businesses by reporting businesses that avoid paying payroll taxes to the EDD.

    For more information, visit the Joint Enforcement Strike Force (JESF) or the Help Us Fight Fraud page.

  • Week of June 9, 2014

    Employment Resources Available for Job Seekers

    If you’re looking for a job, there are many resources for job seekers available through the EDD. Find training, job fairs or workshops in your area, local America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM offices, and information on careers including jobs with the State and the EDD, as well as other employment resources by visiting one of these pages:

    To keep up-to-date with news and hot topics for job seekers and other EDD programs, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

  • Week of June 2, 2014

    Expansion of Paid Family Leave Benefits

    Beginning July 1, 2014, California workers may be eligible to receive Paid Family Leave benefits when taking time off of work to care for a seriously ill parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling. For more information, visit the Paid Family Leave page or view Senate Bill 770 (Chapter 350, Statutes of 2013).

 

May 2014

  • Week of May 19, 2014

    Do you need information about certifying for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits?

    The EDD provides resources to help our customers certify for UI benefits and to receive benefit payments without interruption:

    For more information about certifying, check out Certifying for UI Benefits.

  • Week of May 12, 2014

    Training Resources for Job Seekers

    Are you looking for new skills or do you need training? Find out about no-fee employment and training services available throughout the State. Information includes:

    • The kind of training you need
    • Where to get training
    • Special programs to help you
    • And more!

    For more information, check out Resources for Job Seekers.

  • Week of May 5, 2014

    Household Employer Requirements

    If you pay wages to people who work in or around your home, you may be considered a household employer. If you pay $750 in total cash wages or more in a calendar quarter, you must register with the Employment Development Department (EDD) within 15 days. Register online at e-Services for Business. For more information, visit the Household Employer page.

 

April 2014

  • Week of April 28, 2014

    Training Resources for Job Seekers

    Are you looking for new skills or do you need training? Find out about no-fee employment and training services available throughout the State. Information includes:

    • The kind of training you need
    • Where to get training
    • Special programs to help you
    • And more!

    For more information, check out Resources for Job Seekers.

  • Week of April 21, 2014

    New Upgrades for CalJOBSSM and How it Affects You

    From Sunday, April 27, 2014, through Monday, May 5, 2014, there will be a system upgrade to CalJOBSSM. During this time, the CalJOBSSM website will be temporarily unavailable.

    Here are some helpful tips during this period:

    • Prepare for the System Upgrade: Be sure to log in to CalJOBSSM and print copies of your résumé or of any job posts you may be considering applying for.
    • While CalJOBSSM is Unavailable: You may visit the nearest America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM for employment-related services for job seekers and employers.
    • How this Affects Unemployment Insurance Claimants: The CalJOBSSM system upgrade will not affect your benefits. There will be no requirements to create or update documents in CalJOBSSM during the period the system is unavailable.

    For more information about CalJOBSSM and the upgrades, visit the CalJOBSSM Information page.

  • Week of April 14, 2014

    Employers: Are You Mailing a Payroll Tax Deposit?

    When mailing your payroll tax deposit, remember to include a Payroll Tax Deposit (DE 88) coupon. If the coupon is not included, you may incur penalties and interest or misallocation of your deposit. Enroll in e-Services for Business and manage your account online. Make deposits, file returns, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    If you have any questions regarding deposits, visit Required Filings and Due Dates. You can also refer to the California Employer’s Guide (DE 44) or contact the Taxpayer Assistance Center at 1-888-745-3886. Visit Timely Payroll Tax Deposits for more information.

  • Week of April 7, 2014

    Are you looking for an EDD form or publication?

    Check out the Online Forms and Publications page here on the EDD website. You can use the Form Locator to search for forms and publications by keyword, program, customer type, and category. Forms and publications may be viewed (downloaded and/or printed) and some forms can be ordered in single or bulk quantities. Just look for the quantity box in the “order” column. Visit the Online Forms and Publications page to find the EDD form or publication you need.

 

March 2014

  • Week of March 31, 2014

    Do you have a question about State Disability Insurance (SDI)?

    If you have a question about SDI (which includes Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave) that is not addressed on our website or through the SDI FAQs, send a message using Ask EDD.

    You can start by selecting from the categories Disability Insurance Benefits or Paid Family Leave to find the appropriate sub-category to help answer your question. If you need additional information you can submit a message by selecting either category <Disability Insurance Benefits> or <Paid Family Leave>, and the topic <Other (Questions or Comments)>, then select “Continue” and enter in your contact information, include your question or comment, and submit!

    Check out these categories and more available through Ask EDD.

  • Week of March 24, 2014

    Looking for Labor Market Information about a particular subject such as wages, industries, the economy, and more?

    The EDD provides Labor Market Information about California and local area employment and unemployment statistics, economic planning information, career information, and other labor market statistics. Information is available on many labor market topics such as occupational outlook, wages, industry employment trends and more. Visit the Labor Market Information section of the EDD website for more information.

  • Week of March 17, 2014

    Job Fairs and Workshops

    There are job fairs and workshops throughout California to serve the EDD’s customers and help them get the career guidance they need. The job fairs and workshops listings are divided into three regions: Northern, Los Angeles/Ventura, and Southern.

    For more information, visit the Job Fairs and Workshops page.

  • Week of March 10, 2014

    Stay up-to-date with EDD and receive our latest news and announcements.

    The EDD’s e-mail subscription services make it easy to stay up-to-date. Subscribe to our e-mail lists to be informed of the latest news about the EDD’s programs and services, including news and announcements, recently added forms and publications, and events.

    You can choose any or all of the following subscription services:

    • State Disability Insurance Updates and Information
    • Unemployment Insurance Information
    • Employment and Payroll Tax Information
    • Labor Market Information
    • Workforce Investment Act and Wagner-Peyser Act

    Subscribe and Get E-mail Notices today.

  • Week of March 3, 2014

    Employers: Report Newly Hired and Rehired Employees within 20 days of their Start-of-Work Date

    An employer is required to report information on newly hired or rehired employees who work in California to the EDD’s New Employee Registry (NER) by filing a Report of New Employee(s) (DE 34). Enroll in e-Services for Business and file online.  It’s fast, easy, and secure.

    Please refer to the Information Sheet: Reporting New Employees and Independent Contractors (DE 231Y) for more information.

 

February 2014

  • Week of February 24, 2014

    State Disability Insurance (SDI) Online Informational Tutorials and Videos

    The Employment Development Department (EDD) offers various online tutorials and informational videos to help guide claimants, physicians/practitioners, and employers through the electronic claim filing system, SDI Online. Access them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at SDI Online Informational Tutorials and Videos.

    Online tutorials include Registration, Filing a Disability Insurance or Paid Family Leave claim, Certification, and Form Submission.

  • Week of February 17, 2014

    Employment Resources Available for Job Seekers

    If you’re looking for a job, there are many resources for job seekers available through the EDD. Find training, job fairs or workshops in your area, local America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM offices, and information on careers including jobs with the State and the EDD, as well as other employment resources by visiting one of these pages:

    To keep up-to-date with news and hot topics for job seekers and other EDD programs, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

  • Week of February 10, 2014

    Am I Required to Register as an Employer for Payroll Tax Purposes?

    Generally, a business becomes subject to state payroll taxes if you paid wages over $100 in a calendar quarter to one or more employees. Types of wages are: compensation for services performed, including cash payments, commissions, bonuses, and the reasonable cash value of noncash payments (like meals and lodging) for services.

    If you are an Employer, the next step is to register with the EDD within 15 days:

  • Week of February 3, 2014

    Receive the Latest State Disability Insurance (SDI) Information and Updates by E-mail

    To receive the latest SDI updates and information by e-mail, subscribe to the SDI e-mail list. Updates include new program information, news alerts, system maintenance, and more. To sign up:

    1. Go to the Get E-mail Notices – Subscribe to a List page.
    2. Check the “State Disability Insurance Updates and Information” box and select the “Submit” button.
    3. Check your e-mail for the confirmation e-mail and follow the directions to subscribe to the e-mail list.

    You can always unsubscribe from the list on the Get E-mail Notices page by selecting the “I want to unsubscribe” link.

 

January 2014

  • Week of January 27, 2014

    Connect with the EDD

    There are several ways to connect with the EDD:

    • Contact Us: If you have questions about your specific account, claim, or a question, you can send a message online, call one of our toll-free numbers, or send us mail.
    • Locate an EDD Office: Search for Disability Insurance, America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM locations, Tax, or Veterans Services offices near you.
    • Find us on Social Media: We post program information and important updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages. On our YouTube Channel, view informational videos on a variety of the EDD’s programs and services.
    • Get E-mail Notices: The EDD’s e-mail subscription service provides our customers with the latest news about EDD programs and services.

    For more information, visit our Connect with the EDD page.

  • Week of January 20, 2014

    Are you looking for an EDD office?

    Use the EDD Office Locator to find an office for:

    • America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM (formerly known as One-Stop Career Centers)
    • Disability Insurance
    • Tax
    • Veterans Services

    Start by selecting the type of office you are looking for, and then enter a ZIP Code, city and state, or a full address. The offices closest to that area will display and includes the office contact information and location.

  • Week of January 13, 2014

    Employer Payroll Tax Deposit Requirements

    If you are an employer and need to pay your payroll taxes, you can do so by visiting e-Services for Business, or by mailing your deposit with the Payroll Tax Deposit (DE 88/DE 88ALL).

    • Deposit Frequency: The deposit frequency (next-day, semi-weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually) is based on each employer’s federal deposit schedule/requirement and the amount of accumulated California Personal Income Tax (PIT) withheld. Visit the Timely Payroll Tax Deposits page for more information on deposit frequency.
    • Deposits: If you’re mailing your deposit, make sure you are including your DE 88. Failure to include a DE 88 may result in penalties and interest or misallocation of your deposit. For more information about deposits, visit the Required Filings and Due Dates page.
  • Week of January 6, 2014

    Taxes and Collecting Unemployment or State Disability Benefits

    If you received Unemployment Insurance or State Disability Insurance benefits from the Employment Development Department (EDD) in 2013, you will receive the Form 1099G. The Form 1099G reports the total taxable unemployment compensation issued to you from the EDD for a calendar year. Total taxable unemployment insurance includes:

    • Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits – shown as UI.
    • Disability Insurance (DI) benefits received as a substitute for UI benefits – shown as DI.
    • Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits – shown as DUA.
    • Paid Family Leave benefits – shown as PFL.

    The EDD mails the annual Form 1099G during the last week of January. Claimants should receive their forms no later than January 31.

    For more information, check out the Form 1099G FAQs for Unemployment Insurance or the Form 1099G FAQs for State Disability Insurance.

 

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