Employment Security Department
If you are impacted by COVID-19 either as a business or individual, the Employment Security Department has programs that may be able to help. They adopted a series of emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine for workers and businesses. Please see the comparison guide that lists some of the most common scenarios that may occur and benefits that may apply.
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Department of Labor & Industries
Minor Worker Variance
While schools are closed as a result of the Coronavirus and to prevent from spreading, L&I is considering these weeks with no school, as non-school weeks (school vacation). Please ensure when hiring young workers that they are trained properly, young workers need specific training on how to stay safe in the workplace relative to virus protection.