Employee Resources


LA County Hero Pay -- On Tuesday, February 23, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a Hero Pay ordinance for qualified grocery and drug store workers in the unincorporated areas of LA County. This temporary ordinance would require large grocery retail and drug retail stores to pay their employees no less than $5-per-hour hazard pay in addition to the employee’s base wage.

SERVE: Secure Emergency Relief for Vulnerable Employees -- A new partnership between Mayor Garcetti and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to provide cash aid to food service workers who reside in the City of Los Angeles. SERVE will offer 4,000 food service workers with a one-time $800 stipend to help them during this critical period

LA County Business & Worker Disaster Help Center -- Several useful resources to help LA County workers who may be experiencing adversities due to the global COVID-19 pandemic

LA Jobs Portal -- Online jobs portal for those who have lost their job or had their hours cut due to the COVID-19 crisis


OnwardCA -- A resource to help you get money or groceries or child care; help you upskill, reskill, or refresh; and help you land a great new job

Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims -- File a claim if your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19. Workers who are temporarily unemployed due to COVID-19 and expected to return to work with their employer within a few weeks are not required to actively seek work each week

Disability Insurance -- Apply for disability leave if you’re unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness

Workers Compensation -- If workers are unable to do their usual job because they were exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of their work, they may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits


Families First Coronavirus Reponse Act -- The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19