COVID-19 & Pennsylvania UC Relief

By March 20, 2020May 1st, 2020Uncategorized

The Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law provides that relief from charges can be granted when a major natural disaster is declared by the President of the United States. Such a declaration was issued by the President on March 13, 2020. As a result of the federally-declared disaster, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor does not need a legislative change to grant relief from charges related to COVID-19.

Employers may find more information on the state’s website:

Do not hesitate to reach out to your representative with any questions or concerns.

Mike Parker

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Mike has 30 years of experience in unemployment cost control management, and has been with Thomas & Company for 25 years. He is the primary contact with state agencies building strong relationships, lobbying for opportunities that increase quality of service and efficiencies, and insuring compliance with state specific requirements. He works with the client service team, answering technical questions related to the unemployment insurance programs administered by the individual states and oversees the processes associated with wage audits and fraudulent claim inquiries. Mike is a member of the SIDES Operations Committee and currently sits on four Operations Committee subcommittees.

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