Federal Unemployment Benefits DelayedMetro-Detroit community organizations are stepping in to help families hit hard by the pandemic. But those providing services are being stretch due to the overwhelming need largely caused by unemployment.
New Unemployment Head Balances Paying Claims, Stopping FraudMichigan's acting unemployment director told lawmakers Wednesday her office is trying to balance between quickly paying benefits to jobless workers and preventing fraud, saying impostor claims are rampant in a backlog of 90,000-plus cases.
Unemployment Update: New Michigan Jobless Claims Down SlightlyUnemployment claims in Michigan are declining slowly over the course of the ongoing pandemic. 
Michigan Unemployment: State Says 92% Of Filers Have Started Receiving BenefitsAt least 92 percent of eligible Michiganders who filed for unemployment have now received some of their benefits.
Unemployment Benefits Claims Skyrocket In Michigan“The system’s overwhelmed to be sure,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said earlier this week. “While it is cumbersome, we’re asking for people to be patient. We are working incredibly hard to make sure that we’re able to meet the need.”
Bills Spark Debate Over Paid Sick Time In MichiganSupporters say paid sick leave mandates hurt businesses by raising administrative costs. But opponents say a lack of paid sick time unfairly forces workers to choose between their physical and financial health.
Deduction For Teacher Health Care Ruled UnconstitutionalThe Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled unconstitutional a state law forcing school employees to pay 3 percent of their salary toward retiree health care.
Detroit Workers' Salary, Benefits Cuts PendingProposed cuts to Detroit municipal workers' pay and benefits had not taken effect Friday, despite Mayor Dave Bing's urgency in imposing the new contracts he said would help the struggling city save more than $100 million a year.
School Workers Object To Proposed Benefit ChangesHundreds of active and retired teachers and other school employees crowded into a Senate hearing Wednesday to voice concerns that proposed changes to their retirement benefits would unfairly push more costs onto them and even drive some out of education.
Protestors Rally Outside Office Of Rep. Thad McCotterSign carrying and chanting, the jobless and the "under-employed" rallied outside the Livonia office building of U.S. Congressman Thaddeus McCotter.
Union Leaders Oppose New Worker Benefit LawsNew unemployment benefit measures that have been signed into law on Monday by Gov. Rick Snyder are raising the ire of local unions.