Employer Seasonal Layoff and Claims Information

Traditionally, the Department assists businesses and employers needing to make mass-file unemployment insurance claims for seasonal layoffs. However, with the addition of online capabilities and the impact of COVID-19, the Department is adjusting best practices for 2020. 

As your employees look to establish or re-open a past claim, they are able to do so online, with more information found here: https://labor.vermont.gov/unemployment-insurance/seasonal

Event Details - Thursday, October 29 at 2pm
How to Join: 
Topics of Discussion:
  • All those forms! What are they for, what do I need to return?
  • Deductible income and adjudication
  • Mass layoff spreadsheet vs. individual forms
  • Benefit Charges
  • Work Search - Requirement to register for Vermont JobLink
  • Return to Work Dates
  • Reporting refusal of work
Additional Resources

Need further assistance? Contact the Vermont Department of Labor’s Unemployment Insurance Division. Claimants may call the Claimant Assistance Line at 1-877-214-3332 and Employers may call Employer Services at 802-828-4344, or visit https://labor.vermont.gov/unemployment-insurance.


Event Date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Contact Information

COVID-19 Update: Department of Labor offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. Please contact the Department by phone.

Vermont Department of Labor
5 Green Mountain Drive
P.O. Box 488
Montpelier, 05601-0488
(802) 828-4000

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