Unemployment Insurance: California
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Callan G. Carter, Trucker Huss
- Most employers doing business in California are subject to the California Unemployment Insurance Code. See Employer Coverage.
- Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
- Unemployment benefits will generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
- Employers must provide the state with certain information when an employee files an unemployment claim. See Filing Claims.
- Employers must follow certain notice, posting and recordkeeping requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.
- California offers the Work Sharing Program, a voluntary program to help employers retain a group of employees who would otherwise have been laid off. See Work Sharing Program.