Alaska Notice to Employees - Unemployment Insurance Poster Required
The Notice to Employees - Unemployment Insurance is a labor law posters poster by the Alaska Department Of Labor and Workforce Development. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Alaska, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place and describes unemployment insurance, how it is paid for, what qualifications must be followed to be eligible for benefits and if someone is entitled to a refund due to excessive employee contribution. The reason for having Unemployment Insurance is to provide financial aid when a business may temporarily lay off its employees. Both the employer and employees must pay for the UI premiums, but most of the cost would go towards the employer (27 percent paid by employees, 73 percent by employers). Only employees who have received earned wages from that are covered by the law are qualified for UI. Employees are also eligible for refunds should their withholdings go beyond the maximum annual employee tax.
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We are an equal opportunity employer/program. Alaska employers are required Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. by law to post this notice. Form 07 -1012 (Rev. 1 /18) Notice to Employees As an employee of this company, you are covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) . The UI program is administered by the Division of Employment and Training Services of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The p urpose of UI is to provide partial replacement of wages between jobs. If a business has to reduce wages or hours, or temporarily lay off workers, UI gives workers financial security and temporary buying power so they can remain in the community. This, in t urn, helps employers keep their trained work force. UI payments protect the economy in Alaska's communities until unemployed workers are reemployed. UI helps to reduce the family and community problems caused by layoffs or a lack of jobs. You and your empl oyer both pay your UI premiums (taxes). You pay about 27 percent and your employer pays 73 percent . Generally speaking, if you receive one week of UI benefits, you receive as much or more than you paid into the program for the year. Your employer may withh old from your earnings the employee portion of the UI tax. Wages in excess of the maximum annual taxable wage set for the calendar year are non -taxable. Current and past years ’ maximum annual taxable wage base and the employee portion of the UI tax rates are posted on the Employment Security Tax website at: labor.alaska.gov/estax/faq/w1.htm . As with any insurance, you must meet certain qualifications to be eligible for benefits . You must have earn ed wages in jobs that are covered by the law, file your claim for UI , and register for work with the Alaska Employment Service or your union. Y ou must also be ready, willing and able to accept s uitable work. If you q uit or are fired from your last job, or if anything is keeping you from accepting full -time work, you may not immediately be eligible for benefits. To file a NEW claim or REOPEN an existing Alaska claim for UI benefits on the Internet , go to labor.alaska.g ov and click on “ File Unemployment Bene fits Online.” To file for UI by telephone and for all other UI assistance, contact your local UI claim center. The p hone numbers are listed below. If you do not reside in one of the cities below, use the toll free nu mber. Anchorage: (907) 269 -4700 Juneau /outside Alaska : (907) 465 -5552 Fairbanks: (907) 451 -2871 All other areas in Alaska : (888 ) 252 -2557 The t oll -free telephone number to connect to Alaska Relay is (800 ) 770 -8973 or voice ( 800 ) 770 -8255. You ma y be entitled to a refund of excess employee contributions to the UI Trust Fund if you had two or more employers in a calendar year, your withholdings exceeded the maximum annual employee tax and your overpayment is $5 or greater. For the year you are clai ming a refund, the filing deadline for your application is Dec. 31 of the following calendar year. (If you had more than the legal maximum employee deduction withheld by any one employer , your employer is responsible for refunding this excess deduction to you.) To obtain an Employee Application for Refund , write the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development , P.O. Box 11 5509, Juneau, AK 998 11 -5509 or email Tax at: [email protected] or download the form at: labor.alaska.gov/estax/forms/toc_forms.htm .
Other Alaska Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional nine optional and mandatory Alaska labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/forms/1012.pdf , updated October 2019
- Alaska Labor Law Posters at http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/posters.htm
- Alaska Department Of Labor and Workforce Development
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