On July 9, 2018, the governor’s veto of H.P. 491 was overridden by the state’s House and Senate to create an exemption from the eligibility requirements for unemployment benefits. Under the exemption, any otherwise eligible individual who is temporarily laid off by an employer, with a definite recall date, may not be denied benefits for any week based on his or her failure to meet the work search requirements for up to six weeks during that temporary layoff. However, the law also requires that the individual remain in contact with, and be able and available to work for, that employer during those six weeks (as applicable).
The law also:
The law became effective July 9, 2018.
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