COVID and Unemployment:
Legislative Update

COVID Unemployment

Unemployment benefits for impacted workers have now been addressed in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Each new law contains benefits for employees – and requirements for YOU.

From how to help your employees file for benefits to worker retention incentives, how to apply for funding to whether you should even accept it, and more, both new laws are as complex as they are timely. And it's absolutely imperative that you understand every facet of both of them.

To help you do just that, HR Specialist has teamed up with an employment law expert to assist you in understanding what's expected of you.

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In 75 fast-paced minutes, our attorney will bring you up to speed on – and even help you get a step ahead of – the rapidly changing legal landscape. You'll discover:

  • Conditions under which states can access increased emergency unemployment funds
  • States that REQUIRE employers to notify terminated workers of available compensation
  • Changes in requirements for workers to receive unemployment compensation
  • 5 key unemployment provisions of the CARES Act
  • Workers who are NOT eligible for benefits even under these expanded programs
  • The special case of government and non-profit workers
  • Incentives – and program requirements – for retaining workers
  • And much, much more

How are "gig workers" treated? What loan forgiveness programs are available? Are workshare and short-time employment options being incentivized? Each of these critical topics will be covered – in depth – at COVID and Unemployment: Legislative Update.

No one wants to terminate their valued workers. But if it comes to that, it's your job to do it in a way that's legal … that maximizes their benefits (and yours) … and that not only helps you retain workers, but makes them eager to come back to work for you when the time comes. Get your copy of COVID and Unemployment: Legislative Update now!



Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
HR Specialist

P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If COVID and Unemployment: Legislative Update fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid – no hassles, no questions asked.

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About Your Speaker:


John T. Merrell is an Ogletree shareholder operating out of the firm's Greenville offices. He is an expert in advising clients of their rights, as well as their obligations, under the law. John counsels employers on a vast array of employment law topics, including matters pertaining to federal legislation, union issues, employment policies and procedures, and employee relations.

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