The New York State Unemployment Insurance System: “Pre” and “Post” Pandemic

Originally held on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 10:00 am – 11:30 pm

Program Chair:

Joan C. Lenihan
Attorney at Law

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has created a crisis in the country’s economy, with April’s unemployment rate soaring to 14.7 percent. Predictions for May are even more dire. Our distinguished panel will address how New York State is handling the unprecedented number of unemployment applications and the effect it is having on the state’s system. Panelists will present an overview of the existing unemployment insurance rules, changes to the availability of unemployment insurance due to the pandemic, and the New York State Department of Labor’s role in evaluating eligibility and adjudicating claims. This panel is a must for UI practitioners as well as those attorneys who want to become familiar with the unemployment insurance system.

    Program Fee:
    Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers

  • Nicole Salk
    Brooklyn Legal Services, Legal Services NYC

    Jacob Korder
    Korder Law

    Hon. Jayson S. Myers
    Chief Administrative Law Judge, UI Appeal Board

  • 10:00 am – 10:05 am
    Introduction & Program Overview

    10:05 am – 10:30 am
    New York Unemployment Insurance
    Nicole Salk

    • Eligibility
    • Process
    • Procedure

    10:30 am – 10:55 am
    Pandemic Unemployment Insurance
    Jacob Korder

    • Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC)
    • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
    • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
    • Refusals

    10:55 am – 11:20 am
    Interpretation and Adjudication
    Judge Jayson S. Myers

    • Overview of Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board
    • Rights and Procedures For Hearings and Appeals
    • Modifications During Covid-19
    • Covid-19 Legal Issues Facing ALJs and Appeal Board

    11:20 am – 11:30 am
    Question/Answer Session

  • CLE Credit:
    New York: 1.5 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 1.5 General
    California: 1.5 Professional Practice
    Pennsylvania: 1.5 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Labor & Employment, Katherine A. Greenberg, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |