Senate Committee Passes Bill that Creates Roadblocks for Workers to Receive Unemployment Insurance
On Wednesday the Senate Commerce, Energy and Military Committee approved an amended version of HB 2147. Unemployment insurance benefits are reserved for workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. HB 2147 turns UI eligibility on its head by shifting the burden of proof to the workers by requiring them to produce documents proving their eligibility for unemployment. For more information about HB 2147, see our fact sheet here.