Tag: unemployment

SR Client Question: Can you collect unemployment pay if you received severance pay?

An individual cannot collect full unemployment benefits if there is severance pay that is allocated, by the employer, to the weeks of unemployment benefits. If there is no specific allocation of the specific weeks of severance pay by the employer,...

Michigan businesses can use MI Workshare program to bring back employees flexibly

With businesses starting to open up, Michigan is strongly encouraging businesses to consider using the MI Workshare program to start bringing employees back on a part-time basis as things ramp up.  It can be a win-win for the employer and...

Pandemic relief programs for businesses

**Federal and state programs created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are changing fast, and updates will be made here as more information is made available and are current as of the publishing date.** The ShindelRock tax professionals have been...

Self-employed, other newly eligible Michigan workers can apply for unemployment, $600 federal payments also begin

Michigan’s self-employed workers, gig workers, 1099-independent contractors and low-wage workers affected by COVID-19 can apply for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) beginning Monday, April 13 at 8AM. Under the federal CARES Act, workers on state unemployment have already begun receiving...

Temporary leave vs. termination during the pandemic

With all of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 relief programs, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (MiDLEO) is urging employers to “place employees on temporary leave and advise the worker that they expect to have work available within 120 days,...

Unemployment Compensation Provisions in the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act

The new $2 trillion CARES Act contains provisions related to unemployment compensation of which many small business owners may choose to take advantage: Federal - Enhanced Unemployment Assistance Under the CARES Act - Supplemental Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation: The program provides...

The CARES Act brings help for both individuals and businesses amid coronavirus pandemic

The recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act builds upon earlier versions of the CARES Act and is intended to be a third round of federal government support in the wake of the coronavirus public health crisis, succeeding...

Obligation Assessment for Michigan employers comes to an end

In 2020, Michigan employers will no longer see an Obligation Assessment (OA) on their tax rate notice thanks to the early payoff of federal bonds issued in 2012. In 2012, the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA), in partnership with the Michigan...