Extend exemption through December 2021
Going #allin calls for helping our employers who were forced to make the impossible decision to start layoffs as a result of the pandemic. #chambersallin has identified this and other items as part of their full platform to prioritize economic recovery. You can view the entire platform here.
The policy that exempted layoffs caused the pandemic from affecting an employer’s contribution rate expired in December 2020. #Chambersallin calls for that policy to be extended through December 2021.
At the height of the pandemic, the nationwide unemployment rate was 14.8 percent. Illinois employers and employers across the county were forced to lay off and terminate employees due to no fault of their own. Those employers shouldn’t be punished. We call for those layoffs caused by the pandemic to be exempted from affecting an employer’s contribution rate for another year. #Chambersallin