Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: Key Unemployment Provisions

By Brooke Colaizzi and John T. Melcon

The federal government used the recent new stimulus bill to extend assistance to the COVID unemployed.  The programs created to provide new or supplemental unemployment benefits have been extended into March and possibly beyond, and the stimulus bill created additional benefits for some workers.  Employers should refresh their understandings of these programs, how they affect departing employees, and how available unemployment benefits play into employment retention decisions.

Read the full advisory here.