Recently, the Illinois Department of Employment Security released much-anticipated guidance on certain non-instructional support staff employees who are eligible for unemployment this summer.
This guidance is in regards to a recent change in Illinois law that allows non-professional academic employees at a public or private school (custodian, teacher’s aide, cafeteria worker, bus driver, security staff, clerical worker, etc.) to use their academic wages to establish unemployment benefits during the summer months and during vacation breaks and holidays this year. This change in the law is limited to March 15, 2020, through January 2, 2021.
In addition, Franczek P.C. has written about the new guidance. Click here to read their analysis.