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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Employer Requirements

The Employment Development Department (EDD) and employers work together to inform California employees and exchange information that is necessary in determining eligibility for benefits.

Posters and Notices

Employers are required by law to withhold and remit State Disability Insurance (SDI) contributions and to inform their employees of SDI benefits. State and federal regulations require employers to display various posters and notices to inform their employees of certain laws and regulations pertaining to employment and working conditions. Currently, employers are responsible for providing information on SDI to their employees by posting and providing the following:

Notice to Employees: Unemployment Insurance/Disability Insurance/Paid Family Leave (DE 1857A) - Poster advising employees of their right to claim Unemployment Insurance (UI), Disability Insurance (DI), and Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits.

Disability Insurance Provisions (DE 2515) - Brochure for new hires and again when the employee notifies the employer they need to take time off from work due to a non-work-related illness, injury, pregnancy or childbirth.

Paid Family Leave Benefits (DE 2511) - Brochure for new hires and again when the employee notifies the employer they need to take time off from work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child.

The pamphlets and poster are provided to employers at no cost. You can order forms and publications through the Online Forms and Publications page, including download, and print Disability Insurance Forms and Publications, and Paid Family Leave Forms and Publications.

You may also order pamphlets and posters by calling our toll-free phone number.

Respond to the EDD for Employee Claims

Employers are required by law to respond to the Employment Development Department (EDD) notice triggered when their employee files a claim.

Notice to Employer of Disability Insurance Claim Filed (DE 2503) - Sent to the employer after the employee has filed a DI claim. Employers are responsible for completing and returning the DE 2503 to the EDD within two working days using either SDI Online or the paper form to validate the information the employee has provided on their claim.

Notice of Paid Family Leave (PFL) Claim Filed (DE 2503F) - Sent to the employer after the employee has filed a PFL claim. Employers are responsible for completing and returning the DE 2503F paper form to the EDD within two working days to validate the information the employee has provided on their claim.