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Information for Employers

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division provides benefits to eligible unemployed and partially unemployed workers who have performed services for Rhode Island employers registered with the RI Division of Taxation’s Employer Tax Section. 

Individuals applying for UI benefits must meet monetary and non-monetary requirements in order to receive benefits. They must be unemployed through no fault of their own, meet earnings requirements, be able and available for work, and actively seeking work during each week they request benefits.

Employer and employees
Notice of Claim Filed - When an individual applies for UI benefits, DLT sends an Employee Separation Report and Notice of Claim Filed form to their recent employers. Employers are required to return this form within 10 business days in order to have standing to contest any determination with respect to the individual’s claim (RI General Laws 28-44-38).

Notice of Unemployment Benefits Paid - UI is funded 100% by employer contributions. Exempt nonprofit organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) (a) of the Internal Revenue Code, Indian tribes and governmental organizations, have the option of paying taxes quarterly, or reimbursing the Employment Security Fund for the benefits paid to their former employees. Employers will receive a Notice of Unemployment Benefits Paid when they are responsible for benefit charges. 

Employer Copy of Claimant Decision - Employers who are an interested party will receive a copy of any director’s decision allowing or denying benefits based on a separation issue and certain types of availability issues. If an employer disagrees with a director’s decision allowing a current or former employee to collect unemployment benefits, an appeal may be filed online by clicking here.


Latest News and Updates

Updated Certification for Weekly Earnings Form for Employers

UI reduction to save employers millions
Providence Business News

(posted 3/8/17)

Employer's Frequently Asked Questions

Access the Fact Finding Questionnaires for claimants and employers to expedite the telephone interview with the Central Adjudication Unit

RI's Latest UI Tax Law Changes


Other Services for Employers

> Trade Adjustment Assistance
> Workshare
> Business Services
> Required Employer Posters
> Real Jobs Rhode Island
Misclassification of Employees

> Rapid Response
> Change of Address
> Report a New Hire
> UI Tax Forms
> Employer Handbook
> Video: Unemployment Tips for Employers

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Employers with unemployment insurance questions may call (401) 243-9137. You cannot file a UI claim from this number.

RI Department of Labor and Training
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-8000
Fax (401) 462-8666
TTY via RI Relay: 711
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