I am a manager at a locally owned Subway restaurant in Orange County California. Do I qualify for an additional hazard payrate for working under a State of Emergency declaration ? We are open under restrictions, limited hours, take-out & delivery only, et

I am a manager at a locally owned Subway restaurant in Orange County California. Do I qualify for an additional hazard payrate for working under a State of Emergency declaration ? We are open under restrictions, limited hours, take-out & delivery only, etc ... Please advise, thank you, James

1 answer  |  asked Mar 27, 2020 12:09 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Drew Lewis
Hi, Unless you have a contract or collective bargaining agreement (union) that provides you with hazard pay, you are not entitled to it. The California labor code doesn't provide hazard pay to workers--though all the same protections still remain in effect.

I know you didn't ask about it directly, but there might be a helpful resource because you mentioned that the store is working on reduced hours. If your hours are reduced, you can apply for unemployment insurance. The unemployment insurance system is going to get a huge boost shortly with the new stimulus that is being signed.

https://drewlewis.law/federal-paid-sick-leave-rights-for-employees/

https://drewlewis.law/coronavirus/


Good luck!

Drew

posted by Drew Lewis  |  Mar 27, 2020 12:13 PM [EST]

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