Employer Resources

COVID-19 Small Business Survival Guide
The California Small Business Development Center (California SBDC) Program created the COVID-19 Small Business Survival Guide to provide best practices to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guide on Preparing Workplace for COVID-19
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) prepared the Guide on Preparing Workplace for COVID-19. This resource includes recommendations and descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards.

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prepared the Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to plan and respond to COVID-19. The guidance includes best practices for preventing workplace exposures of COVID-19 in non-healthcare settings.

Interim Guidelines for General Industry on 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease COVID-19
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) prepared Interim Guidelines for General Industries to prevent the exposure of COVID-19.

Payroll Tax Assistance (PTA)
Employers may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the State’s Employment Development Department (EDD). Employers can file state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest if they are experiencing a hardship because of COVID-19. For PTA assistance, visit the State’s Payroll Taxes website.

To speak to a representative, call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center:

  • Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 888-745-3886
  • Hearing-impaired (TTY): 800-547-9565
  • Outside the U.S. or Canada: 916-464-3502

Work Sharing Program (WSP)
Work Sharing Program (WSP) helps employees whose hours and wages have been reduced. In addition, the WSP helps employers minimize or eliminate the need for layoffs, keep trained employees and quickly prepare when business conditions improve and avoid the cost of recruiting, hiring, and training new employees. For WSP assistance, visit the Employment Development Department (EDD) website.