The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by the federal government and signed into law on March 30, authorizes expanded unemployment benefits for Americans. Due to the major economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several distinctions from the traditional programs that states use to support employees who have been dismissed.
If you lost your job, have been furloughed or are experiencing a reduction in hours due to the coronavirus, there are some things you should know about the new law, including:
Unemployment benefits vary by state. Due to an overwhelming increase in applicants, many states’ systems have been overburdened. This may lead to unwarranted denials of benefits for eligible individuals, as well as other problems. An experienced and knowledgeable employment attorney can help you navigate the unemployment benefit application process.
The Strong Firm P.C. assists clients with various types of employment law issues, including questions about unemployment benefits. To set up an appointment, please call 281-367-1222 or contact the firm online.
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