Unemployment insurance questions answered
The COVID-19 crisis has required unprecedented action by state government to ensure the safety of Minnesotans. Governor Walz has taken action through Executive Order 20-04 to temporarily close all restaurants, bars, and other non-essential public businesses. We know this affects hundreds of thousands of workers in Minnesota who may now find themselves temporarily unemployed.
That’s why the Governor also signed Executive Order 20-05 to ensure Minnesotans affected by the COVID-19 crisis have access to unemployment benefits, and to ensure that businesses aren’t required to pay into the system to cover these additional costs. . . . .