Department of Labor Primary Site: https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/unemployment-insurance
Find your state-specific resource:
- Emergency Rules on Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19
- Frequently asked questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) related to unemployment insurance
- Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance Frequently Regarding the Potential Impact of the Coronavirus
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has adopted an emergency Rule 300-2-4-0.5 Partial Claims, effective March 16, 2020. The rule mandates all Georgia employers to file partial claims online on behalf of their employees for any week during which an employee (full-time/part-time) works less than full-time due to a partial or total company shutdown caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Any employer found to be in violation of this rule will be required to reimburse GDOL for the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee. Download the How Employers File Partial Claims Desk-Aid found on the GDOL Alert Page and follow the step-by-step instructions.
- Illinois Executive Order for shelter-in-place
- Unemployment Benefits to Workers Impacted by Coronavirus
- Emergency Unemployment Insurance Rules
- IL Covid-19 FAQ Sheet
- For Employees - guidance from IDES and here is the link to file an unemployment tax claim online
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development would like to assist employers, workers, and agents during this emergency. If you are temporarily closing or reducing worker hours, please encourage your employees to file for unemployment insurance benefits. They must do this online, through a computer or smartphone. They should visit unemployment.in.gov for Frequently Asked Questions, video tutorials, and a link to file for unemployment insurance.
From the state of Louisiana - "We at the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) understand the unprecedented challenges you are facing due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease). In an effort to assist you, the LWC will be deferring payment due of 1Q 2020 unemployment taxes until June 1-30, 2020." If you are filing in Louisiana and need to defer these payments please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unemployment Insurance information for Workers and Employers
A new emergency bill has recently passed for Maine's unemployment insurance program. "Maine Department of Labor (Department) will begin to implement new flexible unemployment insurance (UI) measures that will benefit both workers and businesses thanks to emergency legislation from Governor Mills that was enacted by the Legislature Tuesday night. These temporary measures will help relieve the financial burden of temporary layoffs, isolation, and medically-necessary quarantine by making unemployment benefits available to individuals whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19." Information about Maine's Covid-19 response can be found here.
- Resources for Workers and Businesses on COVID-19
https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/unemployment.shtml Unemployment Insurance information for claimants, including COVID-19 FAQ
- Guidance & directives for businesses and employers – includes information about unemployment
Michigan sent this announcement out on March 18th. Please note from the announcement: "Employers are strongly urged to place employees on temporary leave and advise the worker that they expect to have work available within 120-days as opposed to termination".
- Governor Bullock Announces Emergency Rules to Streamline Unemployment Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19
- COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Available (English)
- COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Available (Spanish)
- Workplace Fact Sheet for COVID-19
- Governor declares state of emergency (including information about unemployment insurance)
- Expanding Unemployment Insurance Benefits in Response to COVID-19
- Department of Workforce Development Information for Partners including employers regarding unemployment insurance