Blog | October 23, 2020

Unemployment Payments Are Running Out for Millions, Even as Long-Term Unemployment Surges

An acute crisis looms as the number of long-term unemployed workers—people out of work for 26 weeks or longer—is ballooning.

Blog | June 23, 2020

Labor Secretary Scalia Wrongly Rejects Federal Role in Enforcing Unemployment Rights of Workers Who Refuse Unsafe Work

This commentary was cross-published on the ACS Expert Forum Blog Background The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the structural challenges(…)

Blog | April 27, 2020

Unemployment benefit amounts must be high enough to sustain workers in this crisis

Unemployment insurance (UI) is a program designed to keep workers connected to the workforce. It is an earned benefit that(…)

Blog | March 23, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Was Crucial to Workers and the Economy in the Last Recession

Twelve years have passed since the onset of what we call the Great Recession. Now, as the effects of the(…)

Blog | August 22, 2019

In Case of a Downturn: Extended Unemployment Insurance Is an Economic Lifeline

It’s not too early to plan for extending unemployment benefits.

Blog | May 16, 2019

Uber Drivers Should Be Eligible for Unemployment: What’s at Stake in PA Case

Our amicus brief argues that there are compelling social and public policy reasons why “gig” workers like Uber drivers should(…)

Blog | January 14, 2019

Unemployment Insurance and the Government Shutdown: What Federal Workers and Contractors Need to Know

Unemployment benefits may be available to many workers affected by the shutdown, but some may later receive repayment notices.

Blog | July 20, 2018

Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

The law now codifies DOL’s authority to operate the RESEA program, with ten years of guaranteed, expanded funding.

Blog | April 9, 2018

Do Unemployment Insurance Taxes Really Affect a State’s Business Climate?

We all rely on shortcuts when making decisions in order to avoid getting overwhelmed. State legislators, in my more than(…)

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