When an employee files an unemployment insurance claim, DLT sends a notice of claim to the employer. The employer is then required to return this form within 10 business days in order to have standing to contest any determination with respect to this claim (RI General Laws 28-44-38 (c)). Employers should complete the form in its entirety and indicate any wages paid to the employee for the week of the shutdown, i.e. pay for working a partial week or any vacation pay. Employers are also required to indicate the vacation start and end date and the specific return to work date.
Employers may provide the department with a list of affected employees. The list may be emailed—with “Mass Filing” in the subject line—to email@example.com, or faxed to (401) 462-8413. Please click here for an informational claims filing handout that should be distributed to all employees affected by the temporary layoff or shutdown.
For additional information, please click here to visit UI Information for Employers.