As the coronavirus outbreak spreads around the world, employers must respond in rapid fashion and face a series of questions regarding the impact the virus will have on the workplace.
Unemployment benefits may be available to some individuals whose unemployment is attributable to COVID-19. IDES recently adopted emergency rules to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive to the current situation as possible.
Congress has passed legislation on extending employees’ paid leave related to the coronavirus and expanding the FMLA, sending the bill to President Trump for his signature.
As covered in a previous post, the U.S. House of Representatives last weekend passed a previous version of the bill.