Unemployment and Paid Leave

Unemployment and Paid Leave

U.S. Dept. of Treasury, IRS and U.S. Dept. of Labor Announce Plan to Implement Coronavirus-Related PAID LEAVE FOR WORKERS AND TAX CREDITS FOR SMALL AND MIDSIZE BUSINESSES to Swiftly Recover the Cost of Providing Coronavirus-Related Leave.  Learn more.


If your business is considering a MAJOR LAYOFF OR SHUT-DOWN, Iowa Workforce Development’s Dislocated Worker Program staff can help guide you through what will be a difficult process for your company and a difficult time for your employees. Employers - COVID-19 and Unemployment Insurance Questions

The VOLUNTARY SHARED WORK (VSW) PROGRAM may be a viable option for employers dealing with challenges fromCOVID-19.  The program is intended for use as an alternative to layoffs and can be an effective tool for Iowa businesses experiencing a temporary decline in regular business activity.  Approved VSW plans may be valid for up to one year from the plan’s starting date  Employers - Voluntary Shared Work Program

Workers - COVID19 and Unemployment Insurance Questions

You can file for unemployment insurance benefits here: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/file-claim-unemployment-insurance-benefits

The CARES Act extends unemployment insurance by 13 weeks and includes a four-month enhancement of benefits, all covered by the federal government. Individuals must provide certification that he or she are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance, but is unemployed or underemployed due to coronavirus. Additionally, upon agreement between a state, an additional $600 per worker per week of unemployment compensation is available through July 31, 2020. The CARES Act increased the availability of unemployment insurance benefits to those that are self-employed, contract workers, those ineligible for state unemployment benefits or have exhausted benefits.

Where to apply: iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/COVID-19


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