[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On January 22, the Biden administration released a fact sheet related to Covid-19 and economic recovery. One of the bullet points on the fact sheet has direct implications for employment law.
Help ensure that unemployed Americans no longer have to choose between paying their bills and keeping themselves and their families safe from COVID-19 by asking the U.S. Department of Labor to consider clarifying that workers who refuse unsafe working conditions can still receive unemployment insurance.Unemployment insurance is typically unavailable to workers who voluntarily leave their employment. The order clarifies that leaving for unsafe conditions with respect to Covid-19 protocols is allowed. In California, there are five requirements to file a claim of unemployment.
- You must be unemployed (totally or partially)
- You must have become unemployed through no fault of your own
- You are physically capable of working
- You are currently available to work
- You are ready to begin work immediately