New Separation Notice Requirement for Wisconsin Employers

Beginning November 2, 2020, Wisconsin employers will be required to notify workers at separation about the availability of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits pursuant to an emergency rule recently issued by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD).  As in other states, Wisconsin’s DWD has interpreted a provision in the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to require promulgation of this rule as a condition for receiving significant federal emergency funding.

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The notice only needs to advise the worker that they can apply for UI benefits.  DWD has posted suggested notice language on its website, which includes the following single sentence and a link to the UI Poster already required under Wisconsin law: “You may file an unemployment claim in the first week that your employment stops or your work hours are reduced.” ....

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Ken Notes: The language at the link should help and includes posters you can download is several languages as well as online versions...



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