Speaking of changes from the Department of Labor, the agency earlier this year expanded the categories of worker eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). In a guidance letter sent to state unemployment administrators, DOL added eligibility for: workers receiving unemployment benefits who had been denied continued benefits because they refused to work at a worksite not in compliance with local, state and federal coronavirus health/safety standards; those laid off or under reduced hours as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic; as well as school employees working without a contract who faced no assurance of continued pay when schools are closed due to the coronavirus. The expanded eligibility does not extend to individuals who quit their jobs due to COVID-19, however there is a separate provision in the CARES Act that provides a certain level of eligibility for those individuals.