Michigan Unemployment Insurance

Overview

May 7 Executive Order extends Executive Order 2020-57, which:Expands the state’s workshare program, offering more tools to employers to reduce layoffs and restart their business.


Extends unemployment benefits to workers:

  • Who have an unanticipated family care responsibility.
  • Who are sick, quarantined, or immunocompromised and who do not have access to paid family and medical leave or are laid off.
  • Extends unemployment benefits to workers who voluntarily left a job after accepting new employment but were unable to start their new position due to the pandemic.
  • Allows anyone with an active unemployment claim to receive up to 26 weeks of benefits.
  • Suspends the requirement for individuals seeking unemployment to request a registration and work search waiver from their employer.
  • Allows Unemployment Insurance Agency retirees to keep their retirement benefits if they return to work to process unemployment claims or serve on the Occupational Health and Safety Commission.
  • Expands cost-sharing with employers to reduce layoffs.

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