As you continue to adjust your workforce due to the COVID-19 virus, you may be wondering if there is an easier, and faster way for your impacted employees to get benefits. Some states do have a provision to allow the employer to file a notification of mass claims to get the impacted employees into the unemployment system and receive their benefits quicker. Please review the provisions for each state as some states still require action on the part of impacted employees.
In addition, 4 state agencies have a provision for allowing benefits to those who hours have been reduced. A partially unemployed person is one who, during a calendar week, was employed by a regular employer and had earnings that were less than their weekly benefit amount and who worked less than his normal customary full-time hours because of a lack of full-time work.