[author: Melissa Burdorf, XpertHR Legal Editor]
Thanks to California's Employment Development Department (EDD) - the Department that manages California's State Disability Insurance (SDI) program - California employers can now use an enhanced and automated online service (available in both English and Spanish) to:
Access and submit electronic Notice of Claim forms for disability and paid family leave claims; and
View claim information online.
In order to complete the online registration employers will need their employer account number, the zip code of the employer's address on file with EDD tax branch office and information from the most recent wage report.
For those unfamiliar with SDI - SDI is a partial wage-replacement insurance plan that provides affordable, short-term financial benefits to eligible employees who suffer wage loss when they are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury (disability insurance or DI) or when medically disabled due to pregnancy or childbirth (paid family leave or PFL).
SDI is not a leave of absence and does not provide an employee with job protection or reinstatement rights. However, an employee's position will be protected if the employee is eligible for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). All SDI programs are state-mandated and funded through employee payroll deductions.
Employee Leaves > FMLA: California