IMAGE: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order clarifying unemployment expansion.

The order suspends the requirement to request a registration and work search order from their employer.

It also allows anyone with a current unemployment claim to get a six-week extension.

The order also expands cost-sharing with employers. A benefit paid to a claimant that is laid off or placed on a leave of absence will not be charges to the employer’s accounts.

Employers who unlawfully misclassify their workers and have underpaid their unemployment tax do not get the benefit of this enhanced cost-sharing, Whitmer said. 

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