Layoff Alternatives

  • Partial Claims
    A partial unemployment insurance claim can be used for any claimant who works less than normal full-time hours because of lack of work.
  • Work Sharing
    As an alternative to layoffs, this program allows the payment of a prorated percentage of UI benefits to workers whose hours and wages are reduced. When business conditions improve, you can quickly gear up without the expense of recruiting, hiring, and training new employees. In turn, your employees are spared the hardship of full unemployment.
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act
    Requires certain employers to give affected employees at least 60 days written advance notice of any plant closing or mass layoff.
  • Changes to Your Business
    How to report name, address, and ownership changes; about selling or closing your business; purchasing a business with employees; and what to do if you no longer have employees.

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