Layoff Alternatives

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There are alternatives to layoffs that can help employers keep their employees when there is a lack of work or during a financial hardship.

Partial Claims

Partial claims are for employees whose employers want to keep them when there is a lack of work. A partial Unemployment Insurance claim can be used for any claimant who works less than their normal full-time hours, and whose employers want to keep them.

For more information, visit Partial Claims.

Work Sharing Program

Employers can apply for the Work Sharing Program if they are looking for alternatives to layoffs due to reduced production, services, or other conditions. This program helps you keep your trained employees so that when business conditions improve, you can avoid the expense of recruiting, hiring, and training new employees, and save your employees the hardship of becoming fully unemployed.

For more information, visit Work Sharing.

Changes to Your Business

If you are a registered employer, you must report any change in your business status (such as business name, address, partnership, etc.).

For more information about how to report changes, visit Changes to Your Business.