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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Unemployment Insurance

Attention: Piece-Rate Workers:

If you worked in California between 2012 and 2015 and your pay was based on a fixed rate for each piece of work completed, your employer may have recently sent you a one-time payment for unpaid rest and recovery periods due to Assembly Bill (AB) 1513. You do not need to report this one-time payment to the EDD. Remember, you must report all other wages and income that you receive.

If you have already reported this one-time payment, Contact UI to ensure your benefits were paid correctly.

For more information about AB 1513, you may review the AB 1513 Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions on the Department of Industrial Relations website.

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program pays benefits to workers who have lost their job and meet the program’s eligibility requirements. If you have become unemployed, you may file a UI claim. You may be eligible for UI benefits if you meet all eligibility requirements. After you have filed a claim, you must continue to certify for benefits and meet eligibility requirements in order for the EDD to pay you benefits. Use the information below to access unemployment related services and information.