Alabama Policy Institute says increased unemployment pay could cause job-quitting - 2020-04-22
The Alabama Policy Institute, a conservative think tank, said increased unemployment compensation that exceeds what some recipients were paid when they were working could have unintended consequences, causing some people to leave their jobs or not return to work.
The Alabama Department of Labor says people who quit without a good, work-related reason are not eligible for benefits. But the Alabama Policy Institute report said the eligibility rules under the new federal relief law are not clear.
The API raised the point and many others in a report to Gov. Kay Ivey's task force on the coronavirus pandemic.