My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: California
As a classical musician, much of my income is of the independent contractor variety. I do work as an employee for two large opera houses, and as a seasonal worker filed for unemployment this year (for the first time). I recently sang a role for which I was paid as an independent contractor. It seems reasonable that I should report this income, but got curious at the repeated use of the word "employer" in the paperwork. Do I need to report this money?