Your Workplace Rights During COVID

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Learn your legal rights during the pandemic in this quick guide to California benefits. AFT has also prepared bulletins for educators and staff — preK-12 through higher education. 

AFT Bulletins & Guidance

The AFT has compiled helpful information for educators and support staff that outline your rights at work regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Emergency Temporary Standard

Workers’ Compensation

  • See our comprehensive section about the Workers’ Comp presumption passed during the pandemic. The new state law deems COVID-related illness an occupational injury.

Employment Development Department

  • The EDD provides updates about sickness, quarantine, caregiving, potential closure or reduced work hours and the type of assistance you can receive.

Labor & Workforce Development Agency