Gov. Evers waives work search, modifies unemployment availability due to COVID-19

MADISON — Governor Tony Evers on Wednesday, March 18 issued Emergency Order #7 waiving work search requirements and modifying the availability requirements for unemployment insurance benefits for workers impacted by COVID-19.

A news release from Gov. Evers` office said Emergency Order #7 waives the requirement that UI claimants conduct at least four weekly work search actions during the COVID-19 emergency, retroactively effective as of March 12. This order also ensures that claimants who are otherwise eligible but out of work due to COVID-19 are considered available for work and therefore eligible for benefits.

The order goes into effect immediately and will remain in effect for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency....

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Ken Notes: I know there will be a lot of layoffs due to Covid-19, but I hope some companies can bend first by asking all employees to take reductions in pay across the board from CEO`s on down. In the recession of 2007ish we had clear winners and losers and even gave government handouts to banks that foreclosed on thousands or homes, manufacturers who laid off huge numbers of employees, and investments that moved jobs out of the country. This time we should reward good behavior not just good economics...



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