The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance has issued emergency alerts clarifying how the normal unemployment benefits program is modified during the COVID-19 emergency. Under the CARES Act, states that accept the federal program can offer additional unemployment benefits of $600 per week for COVID-19 related unemployment.
This article originally appeared on Citybizlist as part of a series featuring Burns & Levinson attorneys helping businesses and individuals navigate the many challenges that COVID-19 presents.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed into law on March 27, 2020. It is intended to alleviate the financial hardship of workers through a number of measures. The following are features of the new law important to employers and employees.
As businesses and HR specialists navigate the disruption brought on by the pandemic, keep in mind these key points regarding employee benefits in the time of COVID-19.