The Employment Development Department (EDD) has recently begun freezing unemployment debit cards due to suspected fraud.
The primary goal of the California Employment Development Department is to investigate companies whose employees are potentially misclassified as contractors when they should be classified as employees.
Assembly Bill 5, which required companies to reclassify most independent contractors as employees, is hurting employees.
Dealing with EDD can be time-consuming, stressful, and expensive. Working with a skilled EDD audit attorney can ensure you are properly represented as you take on this powerful government agency.
Businesses with multiple 1099s may have inadvertently opened themselves up to EDD audit or investigation.
California business owners are familiar with the ever-present threat of an EDD audit. EDD audits businesses for a variety of reasons.