Cuomo proposes new unemployment rules

Updated: January 18, 2021 11:18 PM
Created: January 18, 2021 08:06 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing some new rules when it comes to part-time workers and unemployment benefits.

The current system calculates unemployment benefits based on how many days a person worked in a week, but the new system would look at the number of hours a person works instead.

Gov. Cuomo says he believes this new rule would help businesses fill part-time positions while they try to recover from the pandemic.

The proposal is being submitted with the executive budget.

The changes would apply to any days worked starting Monday.

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