How the UI World Has Been Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
The unemployment landscape has changed over the past year. Federal programs provided assistance to both individuals and employers. States had to adapt these programs while keeping up with the immediate need for the unemployment systems to maintain their ability to deliver direct payments to individuals. Todd Cohen, Principal at Industrial UI Services, breaks down the immediate response of the Federal CARES ACT and what pieces were kept and dropped in the December 2020 Stimulus Package. Mr. Cohen also reviews how the unexpected uptick of fraudulent unemployment claims being filed is being recognized and addressed at both the state and federal levels. Finally, a brief look at where the unemployment system stands, what questions will come out of the pandemic, and how to best prepare for the future. The attached webinar is a must watch for all employers.