With all of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on the business environment, many business owners are beginning to inquire about the availability of unemployment benefits in the event of business closures or layoffs due to the continued spread of the virus. Several states have already ordered non-essential workers to remain home, and it is likely other states will begin to follow suit, further impacting employers and employees alike. Following are state-specific links to unemployment resources that may be helpful at this time.

The federal government also maintains an unemployment website at www.usa.gov/unemployment that may provide supplementary information.

The partners and staff at Kemper CPA Group remain available to answer your questions. We will continue to follow the COVID-19 situation and will provide additional information as it becomes available.