COVID-19 Legislation Updates and Things to Remember

March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Legislation Updates and Things to Remember

The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18, 2020. We are currently reviewing its impact on state unemployment agencies and the nonprofit, governmental and tribal employer communities and will have a briefing out shortly.

In addition, some state unemployment agencies are considering/implementing rule changes which may waive certain claim filing or weekly certification requirements, rules for eligibility for qualifying, and employers’ responsibility of benefits as a result of COVID-19 claims. Rest assured that First Nonprofit and your unemployment claims administrator will continue to monitor all federal and state legislation and notify you of any information released.

Please remember to:

  • Monitor our website for announcements
  • Monitor your state’s website (click on the map)
  • Reach out to us with any questions or concerns
  • Contact your unemployment claims administrator for information regarding claimant eligibility (contact First Nonprofit if you need contact information)

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NYCON members who use First Nonprofit’s programs enjoy enduring savings and improved efficiency. Our association knows that success, because from the beginning, we achieved the same great benefits. Great savings, seamless technology, and responsive service. NYCON highly recommends First Nonprofit’s remarkable unemployment solutions.

New York Council of Nonprofits, Albany, NY

It has been our sincere pleasure to maintain a strong, vibrant business partnership with First Nonprofit. We greatly admire their strong industry knowledge, technical expertise, constant professionalism, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. They are always extremely responsive, personable and provide us with the necessary guidance and recommendations on a numerous variety of employment scenarios. We are impressed with the accuracy of their employment decisions, integrity of their employees and efficiency of their claim handling. We greatly respect and value the consistent, impressive cost savings from the utilization of their outstanding services.


Thresholds, Chicago, IL

Because INCS advocates for the operating conditions that allow charter public schools to provide high quality public education, partnering with First Nonprofit was an easy decision. First Nonprofit’s unemployment programs provide our member schools two operating elements crucial to their ability to provide high quality public education: savings and budget certainty. Capable, committed teachers are the key to student success. By participating in the unemployment insurance savings plan, charter public schools gain peace of mind and are able to invest more money in their teachers.

Illinois Network of Charter Schools

Throughout our membership in the Unemployment Savings Program, First Nonprofit understood our demands, community dynamics, and the importance of seamless services; that allowed us to serve our constituents better.

Hugh Parry, Retired President of Prevent Blindness America