Your Workplace Rights During COVID


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. Find complete information in our Pandemic Toolkit.

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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

AFT Bulletins & Guidance

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