Should you need to help direct your employees on claiming unemployment due to layoffs as a result of the coronavirus, direct your employees to your state websites.
For NJ it is www.nj.gov
For NY it is https://labor.ny.gov
File Online for Faster Service
Due to increased call volumes, for faster service, employees should file the unemployment claim online through the state web portal. Filing online is easy, convenient, and is available 24 hours a day.
For information on filing a claim online, again refer to each state’s website. The claim needs to be filed in the first week of the layoff.
Under normal circumstances, employees need to actively seek work while receiving benefits. However, this requirement has been waived for 120 days per the tri-state Governors for claims due to layoff as a result of COVID-19.
This is the information known at this time. If your industry was not listed specifically in the Governor’s mandate, it has not been verified whether your employer rate will be affected. We are continually monitoring news on the federal and state levels and will update you as additional information is made known.
If you have questions or need any assistance in completing this process, please contact your
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