Reducing the Cost of Unemployment Insurance
The following information is available to assist an employer in reducing their UI costs
- Screen prospective employees carefully to select the right employee for the job.
- Hire versatile employees who can be shifted to another job if necessary.
- Transfer employees to other job sites when feasible.
- Use regular employees for repairs and maintenance during slack periods.
- Keep accurate records of employment agreements, dates and details of work refusals, employee performance, dates and details of warnings, and other disciplinary measures.
- Provide separation information to the department, when requested, by the due date specified.
- Return the Notice of Potential Charges (FormB-10NS) with specific information about the reason for the claimant’s separation from your employ if it was for other than a lack of work or if there is an error in reported wages.
- File an appeal if you believe a determination or decision is wrong.
- Notify us promptly if you have information that a claimant is not available for work, not able to work, has refused work, or is employed.
- Complete audit forms promptly when they are sent to you.
- Submit quarterly wage reports timely to avoid penalties.
- Pay taxes promptly to obtain maximum Federal Unemployment Tax credit.
- Report all changes to your business promptly.
- Encourage your workers to seek and accept part-time or temporary work during seasonal layoffs, since all wages earned above their disregarded earning amount in a given week, reduces their unemployment compensation benefit amount on a dollar-for-dollar basis.