Unemployment Insurance State Law Guide

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub. L. No. 111-5 (Division B, Title II, Sec. 2003), contains a provision that grants states extra funding if they extend eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits to workers who leave their jobs for “compelling family reasons,” including domestic violence. Several states have consequently amended their laws or introduced bills to do so. Check the website of your state’s legislature for more information.