COVID-19 AND UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION (UC)

An update from Acuity Human Resources

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of PA has suspended the UC waiting period, often referred to as the waiting week. Eligible claimants are now able to apply to receive benefits for the first week that they are unemployed. We recommend that employers do not promise or guarantee payment of unemployment compensation to employees, as the UC Department makes the determinations; however, we do want you to be aware of available resources for both your business and your staff.

Below are some helpful resources that will answer many of the questions employees and employers have about the impact of COVID-19 on UC benefits.

Information for Pennsylvania Employees Impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 and Employer Unemployment Compensation FAQs

Acuity Human Resources is here to assist you during this unprecedented situation. Please contact us at (724) 776-5533 for immediate questions.