Safer at Home Order
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that many workers, especially those whose work can’t be done remotely, have questions about returning to work.
On April 27, 2020, CDLE adopted an emergency rule to ensure that workers, particularly those workers who are vulnerable individuals, are not in danger of losing unemployment insurance eligibility for a refusal to return to demonstrably unsafe working conditions related to COVID-19.
The Safer at Home Executive Order D 2020 044 addresses worker rights and protections when returning to work, especially for vulnerable populations.
- What if my employer is requiring me to return to work but I don’t feel safe?
- Where can I learn more or ask questions about paid leave, discrimination/accommodation, or workplace safety?
- Will I lose my unemployment benefits if I don’t return to work?
For these questions about returning to work, unemployment benefit eligibility and paid sick leave Read Our FAQs
Contact Information and Other Resources
For the federal paid leave rules applicable to employers with fewer than 500 employees:
- Read this U.S. Department of Labor information page.
- Then call 1-866-487-9243 or (720) 264-3250 with any remaining questions.