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Carole Vigne Answers Common Questions About Unemployment Insurance from The New York Times

LAAW's Carole Vigne, director of the Wage Protection Program, answers a series of questions from the New York Times about the Employment Development Department's ability to disburse unemployment funds, how someone can check the status of an unemployment claim, Pandemic Unemployment Insurance, and much more.
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Rachael Langston Talks to MarketWatch about Remote Work for People with Disabilities

Staff Attorney Rachael Langston speaks to MarketWatch about the availability of remote work for people with disabilities.
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Jenna Gerry Talks about “Why It’s Hard to File for Unemployment Right Now” with KQED

LAAW's Jenna Gerry, an attorney in the Work & Family program, talks about the difficulties filing for unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Carole Vigne discusses how “California’s Unemployment Agency Struggles to Meet Demand” on KQED’s Forum

Carole Vigne discusses California's Employment Development Program (EDD), and its difficulties coping with unprecedented demand for Unemployment Insurance benefits during the COVID-19 crisis on KQED's "Forum."
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Carole Vigne talks about Unemployment Benefits for People Serving Penalties with KTVU

Carole Vigne, staff attorney and director of LAAW's Wage Protection Program, talks to KTVU about unemployment eligibility for people serving overpayment penalties and the Employment Development Department's ability to process these claims.
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LAAW’s George Warner of the Wage Protection Program Discusses Filing for Unemployment as a Self-employed Worker in California

LAAW's George Warner of the Wage Protection Program joined KPCC/LAist for a live virtual event to discuss filing for unemployment for self-employed Californians. California's Employment Development Department (EDD) began accepting unemployment claims from self-employed Californians, who wouldn't qualify for unemployment benefits.
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George Warner Answers Questions about Gig Worker Unemployment Benefits on KCBS Radio

LAAW's George Warner answers questions on KCBS Radio's "Ask an Expert" segment regarding unemployment benefits for gig economy workers in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
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George Warner Answers Questions on KCBS Radio 105.3 about Unemployment Benefits in light of COVID-19

LAAW's George Warner of the Wage Protection Program answers a series of questions about unemployment benefits in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis on KCBS Radio's "Ask an Expert" segment.
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Kim Ouillette talks to KQED about the Need for Additional Funds for Undocumented Workers

Kim Ouillette talks to KQED about why a one-time payment of $500 will not be enough to support the many undocumented workers in California who are out of work due to the COVID-19 crisis. The article also discusses the call to Governor Newsom for California to provide "weekly payments of $600 to jobless undocumented immigrants until the emergency proclamation is lifted" from the Safety Net for All coalition, which includes Legal Aid at Work.
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