On March 31, 2020, the Department of Labor provided an FAQ on COVID-19, providing information to employers and employees. While the FAQ mostly focus on employment law questions and the answers to those questions from both the employer and employee standpoint, there is some guidance that are applicable to employer’s plans. Namely, the FAQ remind employers that bill H. 742 states that employer’s experience ratings will not be charged for benefits paid to employees for any of the COVID-19 related reasons. The guidance also discusses the employees’ eligibility for unemployment benefits should they be terminated or placed on leave from their job.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions »