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The RI Department of Labor and Training’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division provides benefits to eligible unemployed and partially employed workers who have performed services for Rhode Island employers who are registered with the RI Division of Taxation’s Employer Tax Section. With few exceptions, employers of one or more workers in Rhode Island are subject to the Employment Security and the Temporary Disability Insurance Acts.

Employer and employees
Click here for information on Rhode Island's 2013 UI Tax Law Changes

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
certain earnings requirements in order to qualify, as well as be able to work, available for
work and actively seeking work during each week they request benefits. UI is funded 100%
by employer contributions to the fund. Nonprofit organizations exempt 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 may appeal a UI decision allowing a former employee to collect unemployment benefits. Decisions may be appealed over the internet at www.dlt.ri.gov/ui/FormsUI.htm, by submitting a request in writing to the Central Adjudication Unit at PO Box 20067, Cranston, RI 02920-0941 or by FAX at (401) 462-8318.

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  Other services for employers include:

> Mass Filing
> Trade Adjustment Assistance
> Workshare
> Business Services
> Required Employer Posters

> Rapid Response
> Change of Address
> Report a New Hire
> UI Tax Forms
> Employer Handbook

EmployRI - Employers can post their job orders and search through
potenetial candidate résumés by registereing on EmployRI
Click here for instructions on how to register.

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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