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Lawyer Reacts to Divided Response on Proposed Plan for Handling Expanded Unemployment Benefits

7.31.20

The Senate GOP unveiled its proposed plan for handling expanded unemployment benefits in the next round of virus-relief legislation. In an interview with Bloomberg Law, Bob Robenalt discusses how the proposed plan replaces the across-the-board unemployment supplement with a more complex model linked to a person’s prior wages. The article points out that this part of the impending legislation is divisive because when it comes to unemployment, some would prefer to maintain a flat supplement while others prefer a percentage-based model like the one in the GOP’s proposal. Bob shared his reaction to the divided response by explaining that “[i]t’s just a difficult dilemma…[i]t’s hard to handicap whether one is better than the other.”

To read the article, visit Bloomberg Law.

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