Q & A – Three of my California employees will be laid off tomorrow. Do I have to give them any paperwork?

Q: Three of my CA employees will be laid off tomorrow. Do I have to give them any paperwork?

A: Yes, employees who are terminated for any reason must be given the “Notice to Employee as to Change in Relationship” form, which is filled out by the employer, and the “For Your Benefit: California’s Programs for the Unemployed” (DE 2320) document, which explains the employee’s right to file for Unemployment Insurance benefits. This document also contains information about Workforce Services available through the CA Employment Development Department (EDD). Also, if the employee was participating in a group health insurance plan, they must be offered COBRA documents under nearly all circumstances.