Michigan Expands Unemployment Benefits

On March 30, 2020, the State of Michigan announced that it has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to implement enhanced unemployment benefits for Michigan, per the federal CARES Act. This means increased benefits and expanded eligibility for unemployed and furloughed workers. Employers should also be aware of the UIA Work Share program, which permits employers to maintain operational productivity during declines in their business by reducing employees’ hours rather than implementing layoffs or furloughs. Please click here to learn more.