The 10 Florida residents asked Gov. DeSantis to reinstate the FPUC benefits and send retroactive payments for the benefits they missed.
The temporary setback could hit mostly gig workers, freelancers, and people who exhausted their state unemployment benefits.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state’s unemployment system was structured to keep benefit payouts to a minimum and discourage people from seeking them. “I think the goal was for whoever designed, it was, ‘Let’s put as many kind of pointless roadblocks along the way, so people just say, oh, […]
Republicans are seeking to implement a wage replacement system in two months, meaning that laid-off workers eventually draw 70% of their previous earnings from the federal government. “It’s not clear what Congress will approve, but the worst-case scenario is something based on a percentage,” Michele Evermore, policy analyst at the […]