My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: CA
I'm a small business owner with 10 employees, and I'm wondering how much my UI rates (both fed and state) would increase if a UI claim is filed.
My current payroll is about $15,000 a month. I've got a part-time employee who I'd like to lay off, and he will definitely file for unemployment if/when this occurs.
He only works a few days a month, his gross wages are $200.00/month. If my rates would go up significantly, I think I'd just keep him on instead of paying higher UI rates. This may seem nonsensical, but I'm struggling to keep the boat afloat and can't afford any more expenses right now.
I've been trying all week to contact EDD by phone and email but cannot get through by phone and have not heard back from email. I understand that no one will be able to tell me exactly how much the increase will be, but I'm just looking for a ballpark figure. If it matters, I've been in business for 14 years and have never had a UI claim filed against me. Thank you for any help on this.