Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

WATCH: How To Navigate (Un)Employment Issues During The Coronavirus Pandemic

LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

Devastating new jobless numbers came out today showing 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment last week — the sharpest rise in U.S. history.

Are you among those affected by the massive shutdown to try to stem the spread of COVID-19? Have your hours been cut back? Have you been laid off because of the "stay-at-home" orders?

CalMatters reporters asked state leaders how Californians can file for unemployment, get paid sick leave and more during the pandemic. You can watch a replay above.

Support for LAist comes from

Scheduled Moderators:

CalMatters assistant editor Judy Lin and California Divide reporter Nigel Duara

Scheduled Participants:

  • Loree Levy, California Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the Employment Development Department
  • Lilia Garcia-Brower, California Labor Commissioner, about filing for unemployment and figuring out sick and family leave.

This event is part of CalMatters' “Getting Through Coronavirus, Explained” web series.