California crew members who have lost work due to the COVID-19 outbreak can file for unemployment and/or disability, with no waiting.
Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order waiving the usual one-week waiting period for the benefit pay, for resident employees whose jobs have been interrupted due to coronavirus spread prevention or contraction of the COVID-19 disease itself.
California workers may also use Paid Family Leave or paid sick leave if they are unable to work due to caring for a sick or quarantined family member.
Any accrued sick leave can be found on the crew member’s latest payslip… they should contact production about putting in a timecard for sick leave, or submit it via their mobile timecards on the Crew Portal, if production is set up for mobile.
File a Paid Family Leave claim
If California employees contract COVID-19 during the regular course of work, they may be eligible for workers’ compensation.
Get coronavirus-specific guidance for California employers and workers here.
New York has also waived the one-week waiting period for coronavirus-related work stoppages. You can learn more about their program here.
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