Daviess County COVID-19

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For businesses: Large Layoffs (approximately 50 or more) Due to COVID-19 and Rolling UI Claims Process

Large Layoffs

If your company is planning a mass layoff of approximately 50 or more, it would assist the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) if you could provide employee specific information. This will assist DWD in processing unemployment insurance (UI) claims more quickly for your impacted staff.

The information requested is:

Full Name of Employee (last, first, middle - in alphabetical order),
Employee SSN (last 4 only),
Last Day Worked,
Amount of deductible income paid to claimant upon layoff (vacation, sick, PTO, etc).

A spreadsheet is located at https://www.in.gov/dwd/4011.htm to assist but DWD will take the information in another format if easier. Also note that you will receive many notices from DWD about those employee separations; please respond to those notices that you deem necessary. A DWD claims investigator will contact you directly if they have any questions.

Please return the completed spreadsheet to: Employverification@dwd.IN.gov

Please share with your employees that unemployment insurance must be filed online, using a computer, tablet or smart phone. Online filing information can be found at www.Unemployment.IN.gov. Individuals should review the Frequently Asked Questions, the Claimant Handbook and/or the online video tutorials on this page. We are asking all employers that if you have the means to assist your employees by allowing them to file for UI from your business, please assist as you can. Any assistance you can provide in getting these important benefits to your employees while preventing the spread of this disease is greatly appreciated.

Rolling UI Claims Process

Under existing Indiana law, employers are able to institute rolling layoffs - rotating employees in and out of unemployment with the expectation that they will be reinstated after a given period, while collecting unemployment benefits for the weeks they are not working...