Frequently Asked Questions - Unemployment and Layoffs During COVID-19
On March 16, Governor Pritzker issued an
providing that, until (at least) April 8, the provision of the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act requiring a one-week waiting period for unemployment insurance claims is suspended for claimants who are unemployed and otherwise eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.
Hinshaw & Culbertson
has developed a two page guide of frequently asked questions for IRA restaurant operators related to unemployment and layoffs during the COVID-19 crisis. Definitions of temporary lay-off, permanent lay-off, furlough, and more are included.
The choice each business owner makes related to their individual staffing will depend greatly on the unique situation facing each business.
to learn more about unemployment insurance from the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Below is a link that employees can use to register a claim for unemployment with the state of Illinois.
to begin to file a claim for unemployment insurance. Employees must scroll to the bottom of the page to begin the process.
This information is provided as a service for restaurant operators, and is not intended as legal or professional advice or counsel. Any local, state, or federal rules, regulations, or laws summarized are subject to change. The IRA strongly encourages readers to consult with their attorney or competent professional prior to taking action based on this information.