IMPACTED EMPLOYEE SUPPORT
Your employees may be effected by the orders put into place. They are expanding current state policy to clarify that individuals that are quarantined by a health professional or by their employer are unemployed and will not be subject to requirements to actively seek work during the period of emergency. Employees are encouraged to use the online unemployment applications opposed to calling the unemployment offices.
Unemployment & Businesses
The Governor announced some relief for businesses regarding unemployment:
· Individual employers will not be penalized for the impact of this outbreak by increasing future taxes, the costs of these additional benefits will be mutualized.
·ODJFS will waive employer penalties for late reporting and payments for the next quarter to assist employers impacted by a lack of staff availability.