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Employer Alert: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits for NY

Apr 02 20

On March 27, 2020, the President of the United States signed a law that provides additional Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) assistance to workers impacted by COVID-19. This new law provides:

  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – Extended eligibility for individuals who have traditionally been ineligible for UI benefits (e.g., self-employed workers, independent contractors);
  • Pandemic Unemployment Compensation – An additional $600 per week, on top of regular benefits, to all UI recipients; and,
  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation – An additional 13 weeks of UI benefits, beyond the regular 26 weeks already provided, for a total of 39 weeks of coverage.

Please find updated information on what you need to know in the document below:

NYS Unemployment FAQs as of 3.31.2020

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Labor & Employment team, we are not just attorneys we are parents, sons and daughters and business owners too.

Stay safe.

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