Federal & State Legislation

  • What are the unemployment programs included in the CARES Act?

  • What is the CARES Act?

  • Am I eligible for the state unemployment benefits extension to 26 weeks? Do I need to apply? How do I apply?

  • My employer wants me to continue working or return to work. Do I have to?

  • Is it true I could make more money on unemployment than I could working right now?

  • With all these programs, how do I know which program applies when?

  • Are these additional benefits taxable income?

  • I have a question about the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), paid sick leave, etc. Can you answer?

  • What is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?

  • What if an employer is approved for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and back pays employees for weeks that unemployment insurance was received?

  • What if a claimant refuses wages paid under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to continue receiving unemployment insurance benefits?