DOL Reinstates Unemployment Benefits for Workers Who Refused Work Due to COVID-19

New guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor makes individuals who have refused work during COVID-19 eligible to collect unemployment benefits. According to this insight from OMA Connections Partner Frantz Ward, unemployed individuals can seek benefits retroactively as far back as Feb. 8 of last year. To be eligible, the individuals must attest to the unsafe work conditions in writing and under the penalty of perjury. 3/1/2021