Recent Studies Show Increased Unemployment Benefits Do Not Deter Workers

Brian Skinner CARES Act, Government & Policy, Unemployment Benefits

  By Brian Skinner, Esq. Economists generally agree that the $600-a-week Pandemic Unemployment Compensation supplement that went to the 32 million Americans in March as part of the CARES Act, kept the economy functioning through the COVID-19 pandemic. Economists at the University of Chicago estimated that more than two-thirds of the workers on unemployment insurance …Read More

When Will Unemployed West Virginians See Promised Lost Wage Assistance?

Brian Skinner COVID-19, Governor, Unemployment Benefits

  By Brian Skinner, Esq. Update — During his August 28 briefing, Governor Justice announced that FEMA has approved the State’s application for more than $68.2 million in grant funding, which will allow WorkForce West Virginia to continue providing extra unemployment benefits to residents across the state. The governor did not indicate when unemployed West Virginians can expect to …Read More

Can the State Use CARES Act Funds for New Unemployment Benefits?

Brian Skinner COVID-19, Government & Policy, Unemployment Benefits

By Brian Skinner, Esq. During his press conference on Monday, Governor Justice announced he will use funds from the federal CARES Act to provide the state’s portion of the additional unemployment benefits included in the executive memorandum signed by President Trump on Saturday. Last Friday I wrote about governor’s authority to use funds allocated to …Read More

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