07 April 2020 – Proclamation related to unemployment and other workforce issues

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic, Guidance, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: Louisiana
Lead People/Agency: Governor John Edwards
Workforce Commission

Overview: Gov. John Bel Edwards today signed a proclamation related to unemployment and other issues related to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, as it seeks to manage the influx in unemployment claims due to the coronavirus outbreak. The proclamation addresses various issues related to unemployment and workers’ compensation and also deems health care workers and first responders who work for the state as essential for purposes of the federal Family First Coronavirus Response Act.
Full details here: https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2452

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Evidence/Justification: This policy came as a result of advice from the Workforce Commission Secretary persuant to the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act.