CARES Act Expands Unemployment Insurance Compensation

Apr 01, 2020

The challenges workers and their families face during the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic slowdown has not been lost on Congress. To assist unemployed and furloughed workers while the economy reels from mandated business closures and the uncertainty of the public health crisis, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act” or “Act”). The CARES Act, in part, provides additional financial support to workers for up to 39 weeks between January 27, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Importantly, this support supplements rather than replaces unemployment insurance (“UI”) benefits and other aid provided by states.
Read the emergency increase in unemployment compensation benefits here:
CARES Act UI Benefits + CA UI Qualifications

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