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Employer Unemployment FAQ: COVID-19

Frequently-asked questions from employers, answered.

In order to assist you and your employees, and in order to address the many drastic impacts the current COVID-19 emergency is having on Massachusetts employers and workers, DUA enacted emergency regulations on March 16, 2020, and has taken a number of other steps to assist you and your employees during the current COVID 19 emergency. Additionally, this week Governor Baker signed new legislation waiving the waiting week for unemployment benefits in cases related to COVID-19.

The following questions and answers explain the recent changes at DUA and clarify some other questions employers may have regarding DUA during this difficult time.

Please be sure to give your employees information regarding applying for unemployment benefits as is required by law.