California May Have Paid Out-Of-State Inmates More Than $40 Million In Job BenefitsMore than $40 million in California funding intended to help people left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic probably went to inmates in out-of-state jails and prisons
Lawmakers Demand EDD Send Unemployment Checks To Californians Waiting Months For BenefitsA huge backlog has left more than a million Californians waiting for months for an unemployment check. Now, California legislators are urging the state to pay unemployment benefits now and fix its broken system later.
Clock Runs Out On $600-A-Week Federal Aid For Millions Of Unemployed AmericansNearly 30 million out-of-work Americans - including thousands in the Bay Area - are scrambling to figure out pay for basic expenses as expanded, federal $600-a-week unemployment benefits expire.
California Lawmakers Slam EDD For Slow Payouts During COVID-19 PandemicCalifornia lawmakers accused the leader of the state’s unemployment department of failing the public in a tense hearing Thursday that featured stories of people waiting weeks or months to receive their benefits after losing their jobs because of the pandemic.
Some Southbay Workers Laid Off Due To COVID-19 Making More On UnemploymentAfter getting laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, some workers make more money by staying at home on unemployment than they would if they still had their job.
Challenge To California Law Giving Gig Workers Benefits Will Go On November BallotA ballot initiative backed by Uber, Lyft and DoorDash is set to go before California voters in November, which if passed, would exclude the companies from a new law giving more benefits and wage protections to gig workers.
Coronavirus Update: Undocumented Workers Face Tough Choices Without Stimulus ReliefSome of the most vulnerable members of the Bay Area workforce aren't able to shelter in place as undocumented laborers hit the streets searching for work with few prospects during the coronavirus pandemic.
Uber Scores Legal Victory Over Drivers Who Want Employee BenefitsUber saw a major victory in court Tuesday when a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled that its drivers cannot sue the company as a class, but must individually file arbitration claims as independent contractors.
Bay Area Lawyers Being Asked To Help Veterans Fight For VA BenefitsLawyers who want to help veterans with service-related disability claims are invited to a free seminar in San Francisco.
San Jose Voters Undecided On Measure F Restoring Police BenefitsNew poll shows many voters in San Jose are undecided on a measure that would restore pensions and benefits for San Jose police.
Apple Security Guards Get Hired As Full-Time EmployeesApple is agreeing to hire many of its security guards as full-time employees, giving them many of the same benefits that other Apple workers enjoy, like health insurance and retirement benefits.
Oakland Whistleblowers Say Veterans Being Denied BenefitsThe Veterans Benefits Administration provides $95 billion of entitlements each year to veterans, including disability money, pensions to vets and their surviving spouses and death benefits -- even American flags at veterans' funerals.
22 New San Jose Firefighters Graduate, But How Long Will They Stay On The Job?22 new firefighters will be added to the San Jose Fire Department on Tuesday. The good news is that the new recruits are sorely needed on the short-staffed department, but it’s uncertain how long they’ll stick around.
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Are Gays And Lesbians Less Prepared For Retirement Than Their Hetero Counterparts?We hear a lot about Americans not being prepared enough for their retirement, but there is now word that gays and lesbians are even less prepared than people who identify as straight.