NFIB Urges FL Court to Uphold Decision to End COVID-19 Unemployment Supplements Early

Date: August 26, 2021

The NFIB Small Business Legal Center has filed an amicus brief with the Leon County Circuit Court in the case of Cuccaro v. DeSantis, supporting Gov. Ron DeSantis’s decision to end federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits early. Click here to read the brief. 

“Governor DeSantis clearly has the authority to end Florida’s participation in a program that he has determined discourages some people from returning to work and frustrates the state’s economic recovery,” said Karen Harned, executive director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center

“Florida’s economy is a lot stronger than it was last summer, but even though starting wages are going up, employers are having a tough time finding workers,” NFIB State Executive Director Bill Herrle said. 

“Some people may be staying home to care for family members or because they don’t like the jobs that are available, but there’s no doubt that Florida’s decision to withdraw from the federal program early has helped the state’s economy by encouraging more people to return to work sooner,” Herrle said. The federal program is set to expire in September.

The NFIB Small Business Legal Center protects the rights of small business owners in the nation’s courts. NFIB is currently active in more than 40 cases in federal and state courts across the country and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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