As COVID-19 continues to go, so do unemployment rates. Many workers from businesses through out the state of Kansas and the country are laid off or furloughed due to COVID-19 impacts. As this can be a frustrating time for individuals and businesses trying to figure out what to do next, we recommend viewing the COVID-19 workforce guidelines below. This information includes CARES Act workforce programs, Kansas Department of Labor assistance, and Kansas resources. Contact us at email@example.com for any questions or concerns!
Through the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL), unemployment insurance benefits may be available to those who have been involuntarily unemployed because of COVID-19. KDOL encourage everyone who is unemployed because of COVID-19 to apply for claims, even if you are unsure about eligibility.
*Please talk with your employer if you are part of a company that has several unemployed workers. For a quick and easy process, employers should file all unemployed individuals by spreadsheet*
Many people have struggled with accessing the KDOL unemployment system. To make the process smoother and reduce the strain on the KDOL IT system, unemployed individuals can file for benefits and file their weekly claims by their last name on certain days of the week.
If you are curious about when you will receive your benefits, view this KDOL guide.
If you are ready to file for unemployment, please download and view the guide below to walk you through the process. This guide also provides KDOL resources as well.
The FPUC through the CARES Act is now available through KDOL! This program provides an additional $600/week payments for unemployed insurance claimants. Individuals who are currently receiving unemployment benefits will automatically be eligible for FPUC. There is no need to reapply. If you haven't applied for unemployment benefits already, you may do so at www.getkansasbenefits.gov!
The PUA program through the CARES Act provides unemployment benefits to those who are not traditionally eligible for unemployment insurance benefits such as self-employed, sole proprietors, and contractors. As of May 12, 2020, the PUA program is available! View the tutorial on how to apply. View FAQs here. Click Find Out More to apply!
KANSAS WorkforceONE provides Rapid Response Resources to unemployed workers. Electronic resources are available to download to assist with workforce challenges during the outbreak.
KDOL provides a program for businesses facing laid-off challenges that may impact the supply chain of a company. This program allows for partial work and partial unemployment benefits to employees.
FFCRA provides flexibility to businesses under 500 employees to support the need for paid family and sick leave. Effective on April 1st, this law requires employers to provide emergency paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and paid sick leave (PSL). Download this guide to view more information about the FFCRA and qualifying events.
If you have lost your job or have reduced hours due to COVID-19, please view the State of Kansas Jobs and Hiring Portal. These employers in critical industries are looking for workers to immediately hire.
KDOL provides COVID-19 response resources to those who are unemployed due to COVID-19.
The U.S. Department of Labor provides resources to help workers and employers prepare and act for the COVID-19 outbreak.
OSHA has prepared a guide of recommendations of safety and health standards. Information in this guide includes what to do to protect workers, classifying worker exposure, and OSHA assistance and programs.
Go Topeka has developed a small business emergency fund called HOST (Helping Others Support Topeka). These resources will be distributed to workers who have been displaced temporarily or permanently due to COVID-19.