Employment Development Department (California)
The California Employment Development Department (EDD), sometimes referred to as the Job Service, provides employment services for all California employers and job seekers. It helps those in need to become self-sufficient through job training and employment programs. The EDD administers the payment of both unemployment and disability insurance (UI and DI) benefits. Under the UI program, the EDD pays benefits to workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Under the DI program, the EDD pays benefits to workers when they are unable to perform their usual work because of an illness or injury not related to their jobs. The EDD is also responsible for the employment tax collection functions under the UI, DI and Personal Income Tax Withholding programs.
Job training, employment programs, unemployment and disability insurance (UI and DI) benefits, employment tax collection functions and Personal Income Tax Withholding programs.
Complaints outside jurisdiction:
Wage claims, exposure to pesticides on the job, child labor violations, labor contractors, safety violations, sanitation of work site, discrimination in employment, work-connected disabilities.
EDD will assist consumers to the appropriate division.
Employment Development Department
800 Capitol Mall, MIC 83
Sacramento, CA 95814
Unemployment Insurance Information Line:
Disability Insurance Line:
General Information on Workers Compensation can be accessed from this number.