COVID-19 Employment Resources

COVID-19 Employment Resource Center in San Diego

Haeggquist & Eck, LLP Can Guide You through This Turbulent Time

The outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus commonly referred to as COVID-19 has resulted in massive changes to everyday life around the world. California is no exception to the various states that have issued shelter-in-place orders and required “non-essential” businesses to cease operations.

Although intended to slow the spread of the highly infectious and potentially deadly virus, these measures have had profound impacts on employees. If the nature of your work hasn’t allowed you to work from home, you may have lost your job or received zero-hour schedules from your employer. If you have been working during this time, your employer may have taken advantage of the confusion to side-step important employment laws that apply whether there’s a state of national emergency or not.

Haeggquist & Eck, LLP has assembled a team of attorneys to address the many employment-related issues facing employees in the wake of COVID-19 and the government’s measures to curb infection. Discover answers to your questions below, and reach out to us if you feel you need to hold an employer accountable for unlawful business practices during this time.

Contact Haeggquist & Eck, LLP online or call (619) 468-5222 to learn more about how we can assist you.

Resources for Employees Affected by the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

  • Am I entitled to unemployment insurance if I am fired because I refuse to work during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Am I entitled to unemployment if I quit a job because I am not comfortable working because of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What is a “furlough”?
  • Can I collect unemployment if my shifts are cut?
  • What if an employee tests positive for COVID-19 – what does my employer have to do?
  • Do undocumented workers have relief or protection as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • I’m an independent contractor (or self-employed), what rights do I have? Am I entitled to unemployment or other benefits?
  • Can I demand more money if I am being forced to work during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What does my employer have to provide to allow me to work from home?
  • Do I still have to pay my lease payments when I can’t use my office/retail space?