Nebraska Employer Unemployment Insurance FAQs Poster
The Employer Unemployment Insurance FAQs is a labor law posters poster by the Nebraska Department Of Labor. This is an optional poster, so while it is recommended that you post this if it is relevant to your employees, you are not required to by the Department Of Labor.
Issued by the Nebraska Department of Labor, this is a FAQ factsheet for unemployment insurance.
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Employer Unemployment Insurance FAQsWhat are the quali fications for laid off employees for Unemployment Insurance under the Governor’s Executive Order? This is unchanged by the executive order. Unemployment Insurance is for e mployees laid off from work ; separated under non-disqualifying conditions. Individuals must still meet the standard monetary eligibility requirements. We highly recommend advising claimants to file online , and we assess eligibility at that point in time. Do they still have to meet the qualifications prior to the Executive Order or do they automatically qualify no matter what the circumstances? All claimants must meet monetary eligibility requirements and be unemployed through no fault of their own. Layoffs because of COVID-19 pandemic are non-disqualifying. Waivers in Executive Order 20-04 regarding ability and availability to work and work search apply to all claimants during the duration of the Executive Order. How long before employees will get their first check? How long will they get benefits? Due to increased claim load we are not able to give an estimated timeframe, but NDOL is working diligently to get payment as quickly as possible to eligible individuals. What instructions on applying for Unemployment Insurance should I give to my employees who are being laid off? Direct them to NEworks.nebraska.gov to file an unemployment claim. There are also step-by-step instructions on how to file a claim at dol.nebraska.gov/ uibenefits. If they do not have a computer, they can use the NEworks mobile app to file claims. Do part-time employees qualify? Part-time employees are welcome to apply. Claims filed are handled on a case by case basis. Equal Opportunity Program/Employer TDD: 800.833.7352 Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Revised 3/ 20/2020 How long do they need to have been employed in order to qualify? There is no timeframe, if you are unsure if you qualify, go to NEworks.nebraska.gov and file. Since some individuals are simply having hours reduced and not eliminated, what is the litmus test for whether they qualify or not? If you are unsure if you qualify, go to NEworks.nebraska.gov and file. If an employer is reducing hours we recommend you consider Short-Time Compensation. Information about the STC program is available at https: / /dol.nebraska.gov/STC What documentation will suffice to prove a drastic cut in hours? Employers simply need to reply to the Department as information is r equested. The Department will reach out via phone and in writing. What percentage of their paycheck would they be eligible for and for how long would they be eligible? This is determined on a case-by-case basis. Generally speaking, a claimant will receive ½ of their av erage weekly salary. The maximum weekly benefit amount in Nebraska is $440. Do they still have to meet the requirement of looking for other jobs since they’d still be employed with us? No, this requirement is waived for claimants from March 22nd through May 2nd 2020. I f wages cut significantly but not c o mpletely, are employees eligible for unemployment b en efits? (examples on separate page) Potentially. Employees should go to NEworks. nebraska.gov and file. If an employer is reducing hours we recommend you consider Short-Time Compensation. Information about the STC program is available at https://dol.nebraska.gov/STC.
Other Nebraska Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional eight optional and mandatory Nebraska 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 https://dol.nebraska.gov/webdocs/Resources/Items/FAQs%20for%20Employers%20-%20Under%20UI%20Exec%20Order.pdf , updated April 2020
- Nebraska Labor Law Posters at https://dol.nebraska.gov/LaborStandards/RequiredPosters
- Nebraska Department Of Labor
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