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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

California Employer’s Guide (DE 44) and the Household Employer’s Guide (DE 8829)

The California Employer’s Guide (DE 44) and the California Household Employer’s Guide (DE 8829) are published each year to help employer’s understand their rights and responsibilities.

Open or Save the Guides Online (Recommended)

Both the DE 44 and DE 8829, for the current year, are available online. You can open or save a copy by selecting one of the links below:

Find previous years guides by visiting the Employer’s Guide – Historical page.

Order a Paper Copy

If you would like to order a copy of one of the guides, visit the Online Forms and Publications page and search for either the DE 44 or DE 8829. Please allow 2-4 weeks for orders to arrive.

Change Your Mailing Preference

Effective 2013, the DE 44 and DE 8829 are no longer automatically mailed to employers. If you would like to receive a mailed paper copy of a guide annually in December/January of each year, visit the Annual Mailing Preference page and have your account number available.

Visit the Employer’s Guide FAQs page to view common questions and answers about changing your mailing preference for the guides.