Posts tagged State Disability Insurance (SDI).
California Legislature Increases Benefits for Employees on Family Leave and State Disability

For periods of disability commencing on or after January 1, 2018, Assembly Bill 908 will increase the benefits provided to individuals in the Paid Family Leave and State Disability Insurance programs.  AB 908 raises the level of benefits from the previous level of 55 percent of an applicant’s wages to 60 or 70 percent of the applicant’s wages depending on the applicant’s income.  Low income employees are eligible for the maximum benefit level of 70 percent.  AB 908 also removes the prior seven-day period that employees had to wait in order to gain eligibility for family temporary ...

Assembly Bill 2886 Extends SDI Appeal Deadlines

Beginning March 1, 2018, Assembly Bill 2886 amends the Unemployment Insurance Code to extend the period that an individual may appeal a determination regarding eligibility to receive State Disability Insurance (SDI) benefits, a computation made regarding benefits, or a notice of overpayment of benefits,  from within 20 days from mailing or personal service of the determination to within 30 days of such date.  The 30-day period may be extended for good cause, which is defined to include mistake, inadvertence, surprise or excusable neglect.

Further, prior to March 1, 2018, AB 2886

Senate Bill 667 Extends Claim Period Under State Disability Insurance Program

Effective July 1, 2016, Senate Bill 667 extends from 2 weeks to 60 days the period of time that an employee can reopen a disability insurance claim without having a new 7 day consecutive day waiting period of wage loss. This legislation is intended to assist employees returning to work after a 2 week or longer period of disability, who then suffer a recurrence of the same or related condition, and would have had to undergo a second 7 day waiting period before receiving benefits under current law.

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New Law Expands California's Paid Family Leave and State Disability Insurance

Approximately 15 years ago California became the first state to provide paid time off to workers to care for a new child or ailing family member.  The law, which is funded by required worker contributions, provides for up to 6 weeks of wage replacement in connection with certain qualifying events, which events include the temporary disability of an individual worker, caring for certain family members, bonding with a minor child within one year of

birth, or the placement of a child in connection with foster care or adoption.  This week Governor Jerry Brown expanded that law by signing ...

I have noted some confusion among employers about what information must be given to employees regarding California State Disability Insurance (SDI) and when it must be provided. Employers are currently responsible for providing information on SDI to their employees through the following publications and on the following occasions: (1) “Notice to Employees: Unemployment Insurance/Disability Insurance Benefits” (form no. DE 1857A), a poster which advises employees of their right to claim Unemployment Insurance, SDI, and Paid Family Leave benefits and must be posted in ...

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