Governor Gordon Signs Executive Order Providing Tax Relief to Employers

CHEYENNE — Governor Mark Gordon signed an Executive Order (EO) December 21 that will prevent large increases in Unemployment Insurance (UI) taxes for businesses that were directly impacted by the statewide health orders enacted to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) is removing UI benefit charges from the UI policies for all contributory businesses in industries specifically named in the health orders. This will ensure those businesses do not experience significant UI tax rate increases as a result of employees’ UI claims due to the pandemic.