All Items: Unemployment Insurance

  • Trump Signs Federal COVID-19 Relief Act

    December 28, 2020

    President Trump signed the COVID-19 relief bill, which includes $900 billion earmarked for COVID-19 aid. In addition to extending the availability of tax credits for employers that continue to provide leave under the terms established by the FFCRA, the bill contains a number of other takeaways for employers.

  • States Ask Employers to Report Employees Who Decline Return-to-Work Offers

    May 22, 2020

    Several states have set up websites for employers with guidance and ways to report employees who refuse offers to return to work as businesses take steps to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • DC Passes Emergency COVID-19 Response Law

    April 14, 2020

    The District of Columbia passed an emergency law expanding the District's unemployment insurance program and creating additional paid sick leave entitlements for employees of mid-sized employers.

  • Record 6.6 Million Weekly Unemployment Benefits Claims Filed, DOL Reports

    April 6, 2020

    Weekly unemployment benefits claims jumped to 6.6 million for March 23-27, double the figure for the previous week. The Congressional Budget Office predicts the unemployment rate will exceed 10% for the second quarter of 2020, and some analysts predict the figure will be closer to 15%.

  • House Passes Emergency Paid Sick Leave, Free Coronavirus Testing in Sweeping Bill

    March 16, 2020

    Amidst the growing global coronavirus pandemic, the House of Representatives has passed a sweeping bill that aims to strengthen the safety net for workers.

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