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Reminder: NY Employers Must Provide Specific Unemployment Benefits Notice to Separated and Furloughed Employees

April 8, 2020Alerts

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes a provision that provides emergency funding to the states to assist with the processing and payment of unemployment benefits. A condition of the emergency funding obligates states to require “employers to provide notification of the availability of unemployment compensation to employees at the time of separation from employment.” 

New York employers are reminded that they must fill out the top portion of this form and provide a copy to any employee who departs, is terminated, laid off or furloughed.

For more information about this alert, please contact Carolyn D. Richmond at [email protected] or 212.878.7983, Glenn S. Grindlinger at [email protected] or 212.905.2305, Matthew C. Berger at [email protected] or 646.601.7658, or any member of the firm’s national Labor & Employment Department.