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Massachusetts Adopts Emergency Regulations for Unemployment Insurance to Address the Impact of COVID-19

Due to the widespread economic impact of COVID-19 on Massachusetts businesses and employees alike, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) published emergency regulations to address the onslaught of new claims for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. The purpose of these regulations is to ensure more flexibility in providing prompt financial assistance to employees unable to work due to COVID-19 and to extend the time period during which employers must file reports and remit payments to the DUA. This alert highlights important changes to the UI scheme in Massachusetts during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Read more…