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March 12, 2020, 6:46 PMUpdated: March 12, 2020, 9:50 PM

Coronavirus Absences Eligible for Unemployment Benefits: DOL (1)

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer

States can pay unemployment insurance benefits to workers who miss time on the job because of the spread of the new coronavirus and efforts to combat it, the Labor Department said.

The DOL on Thursday released guidance to states on how they can amend their laws to offer jobless benefits to workers impacted by Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. That includes extending benefits to employees who miss work because of quarantine; to those who choose not to work to avoid exposure or to care for a family member; as well as to those whose employers cease or ...

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