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March 2020

(Updated) What’s in the revised Congressional COVID-19 relief bill?

President Trump has signed into law a major Coronavirus relief package. Congress and the White House announced that a deal had been struck to pass a $2 trillion relief package for Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on March 24. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the framework of the…

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GLI’s Guide to Unemployment Insurance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many employers and employees who have never had to deal directly with unemployment insurance are now finding it necessary to learn as much as possible in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis is forcing millions of Americans into unemployment, including many in the greater Louisville region.  See also: Kentucky…

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KYGA20: Twelfth Week Wrap-Up

The General Assembly reconvened yesterday for the 50th legislative day of the 2020 Session and for the first time since recessing last Thursday under an amended calendar brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. When the legislature adjourned last night they did so until next Wednesday, April 1.

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Kentucky General Assembly announces agreement on COVID-19 relief legislation

The Kentucky General Assembly announced an agreement between the House and Senate on a COVID-19 relief bill this evening. Last week, a House committee added language to Senate Bill 150 that would modify several state laws and regulations throughout the duration of the state of emergency declared by Governor Andy…

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GLI urges lawmakers to preserve child care services in Kentucky

GLI joined Metro United Way and other partners throughout Kentucky in advocating for increased resources to support child care services. In a letter to legislative leaders, GLI President & CEO Sarah Davasher-Wisdom and Metro United Way President & CEO Theresa Reno-Weber stressed that the COVID-19 pandemic severely threatens the survival…

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Alcohol-Direct Shipment Bill heads to the Governor

This afternoon, the General Assembly gave final passage to House Bill 415, which will allow for the direct shipment of alcohol to consumers. This GLI-backed legislation, sponsored by Representative Adam Koenig, creates a framework to allow spirits, wine, and beer producers to ship their products directly to their customers in…

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Unemployment Insurance Updates, Support for Displaced Workers and Upcoming Events

Dear Friends, Yesterday, Governor Beshear expanded unemployment insurance effective immediately due to COVID-19. Individuals typically not covered by unemployment insurance, including self-employed, independent contractors, freelance workers, substitute teachers, childcare workers employed by religious affiliated organizations and non-profits can now file. Those who left their job for “good cause” because of reasonable…

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(UPDATED) Most recent updates on changes to Kentucky’s unemployment rules

As more and more Kentuckians are losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rules for unemployment insurance and Medicaid are changing rapidly in Kentucky. GLI has compiled a list of key changes, other important policies, and resources that employers need to know about as they work with their employees…

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Guidance for employees of essential and life-sustaining businesses

Following recent executive orders in Kentucky and Indiana in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses NOT considered essential or life-sustaining have been ordered to close in-person traffic. The details of these orders vary between Kentucky and Indiana, and GLI has produced resources offering guidance to employers in both states. Kentucky…

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Covid-19 Update: GLI to Host Unemployment Insurance & Small Business Q&A Webinars

Dear Friends, Yesterday, Governor Andy Beshear announced the closing of all “non-life-sustaining” businesses in Kentucky to in-person traffic by 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Today he released an executive order identifying businesses allowed to remain open, except as needed to conduct Minimum Basic Operations. These include grocery stores, drug stores and…

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