What Employers Need to Know About Expanded Unemployment Benefits Under The CARES Act

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What Employers Need to Know About Expanded Unemployment Benefits Under The CARES Act

April 2, 2020
COVID-19

With millions of American workers suffering lost wages due to layoffs, reduced hours, or furloughs related to COVID-19, expanded unemployment benefits are a key component of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). Unemployment benefits under the CARES Act provide more money to more categories of workers than was previously available under existing state and federal law. This expanded unemployment compensation is referred to as federal pandemic unemployment assistance. Highlights include: Expanding eligibility criteria for workers suffering income losses relating to COVID-19 Allowing workers to “self-certify” that they…

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