HeplerBroom understands how staying abreast of the latest developments related to COVID-19 is important to your business and planning for the future. We have assembled some of Missouri’s additional executive, legislative, and regulatory actions related to COVID-19 that may affect you and summarized them below.
- Across the United States, 3.3 million initial unemployment claims were filed last week. In Missouri alone, unemployment claims jumped from 4,016 to 40,508 in just one week. The nationwide weekly unemployment filings were the highest reported since 1982. These jumps are a result of the spread of COVID-19 and the stay-at-home orders, resulting in businesses closing or limiting the workers they can afford to pay. These numbers will likely continue to rise as long as this pandemic is in full force. For more information on Missouri unemployment benefits during COVID-19, or to apply for unemployment, visit https://labor.mo.gov/coronavirus.
A public emergency such as the one we are experiencing with COVID-19 is unlike anything any of us has ever experienced. In an effort to continue to keep citizens safe, Missouri has also worked to keep many businesses and services running. Like many, HeplerBroom attorneys are diligently working from their homes to keep both clients and the community at large updated as to executive, legislative, and regulatory actions in the midst of COVID-19.
HeplerBroom attorney Emilee M. Bramdstedt contributed to this blog post.