Unemployment Insurance

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Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

The California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB) is an independent administrative court system for workers and employers seeking to challenge decisions made by the Employment Development Department (EDD). Appeals are the first opportunity for all parties to present evidence and tell their side of the story before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and have that ALJ decide the case.

UI Online is a fast, convenient, and secure way for UI customers to reopen a current claim, certify for benefits, access claim information, and manage your claim.

Looking for Benefits? Answer questions to find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive.

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The basic eligibility requirements are the same for temporary workers as they are for permanent workers.

In most circumstances, employers can terminate employees “at will,” meaning at any time for any reason. And they are not even required by law to give the reason for a discharge. Read more from the links below.

How much payments might be made.

Domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking survivors are often afraid of being harmed by an abuser, perpetrator of sexual assault or stalker while at work or are harmed at work by these individuals.

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How can claimants be better prepared to provide information to Department Interviewers?

What is unemployment insurance? What are the benefits?

Online, over the phone, and by mail.

Locate the office by looking at the list of offices or using the alphabetical listing of cities, locations, and communities. Staff are available in person and by telephone.

The agency needs to know that you are: Able to work; Available for work; Actively searching for work; Accepting suitable work; and Reporting any income you earn.

Under California law, an employee who is discharged ("fired" or "terminated") from a job is eligible to receive unemployment insurance (UI) benefits unless the former employer shows that the employee was fired for "misconduct connected with the work."

You can request a free interpreter to be with you in court.

A court interpreter verbally translates (called “interpreting”) everything the judge and others say from spoken English into your primary language, and everything you say back into spoken English.

This resource has the answers to commonly asked questions about court interpreters, including how to ask for one.

Find an America"s Job Center of California near you: your easy one-stop access to the state"s employment-related services.

A union owes a duty of fair representation to all of the workers it represents. This duty requires that the union act fairly, impartially, and without ill will or discrimination when pursuing a worker"s grievance or when negotiating a new contract with the employer.

You may have specific rights, depending on how you lost your job.

The phone numbers listed here can be called for Unemployment Insurance (UI) services.

With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided by both Federal and California law.

This booklet contains general information aboutyour rights, responsibilities, and benefits under the California Unemployment Insurance laws.

If an overpayment was caused by the loss of an appeal or a simple mistake on the part of the EDD or an employer, it does not necessarily create a large problem for the claimant. If, however, the overpayment was caused by untruthfulness on the part of the claimant, the claimant will be heavily penalized.

Apply online, by phone, or get a paper application mailed.