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April 23 2020

EO 2020-57 Temporarily Expands Unemployment Eligibility and Cost-Sharing

By: Regina M. Gilmour and Nikole L. Canute

Last night, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-57, which is the third expansion of unemployment benefits since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Michigan.  EO 2020-57 does the following:

  • Expands the work-share program
  • Expands unemployment cost-sharing among employers
  • Suspends the requirement for individuals seeking to collect unemployment to request a registration and work search waiver from their employer
  • Extends unemployment benefits to workers who voluntarily left a job after accepting new employment but were unable to start the new position due to the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Allows anyone with an active unemployment claim to receive up to 26 weeks of benefits

For assistance regarding unemployment, contact Nikole Canute, Scott Dwyer, or Nate Wolf.