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Arkansas requires new notice for unemployment insurance


Author: ADP Admin/Tuesday, May 5, 2020/Categories: Compliance Corner , State Compliance Update, Arkansas

The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services has adopted an emergency rule that requires employers to provide an unemployment insurance notice to employees upon termination. The emergency rule takes effect April 27 and expires on Dec. 31, 2020.From April 27, 2020 to December 31, 2020, employers must provide the following notice to employees upon separation from the company:


Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are available to workers who are unemployed and who meet the requirements of Arkansas UI eligibility laws. You may file a UI claim in the first week that employment stops, or work hours are reduced.

You will need to provide the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services with the following information for the Division to process your claim:

  1. Your Full legal name
  2. Your Social Security Number
  3. Your authorization to work (if you are not a US Citizen or resident)

To file a UI claim online, visit our Arkansas' online claims filing site at https://www.ezarc.adws.arkansas.gov/ from 6 am through 6 pm Sunday through Saturday.

To file a UI claim by telephone, call 1-844-908-2178 or 501-534-6304 from 8 a.m to 3:30 p.m Monday through Friday.

To file a UI claim by paper, please visit your nearest Arkansas Workforce Center. To find the nearest Arkansas Workforce Center please visit www.dws.arkansas.gov/contact.

For general assistance or more information about filing a UI claim, call 1-855-225-4440 or 501-682-2121. HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8am - 3:30pm

If you have questions about the status of your UI claim, you may call your local office or 1-855-225-4440.

Compliance Recommendations:

Employers with employees in Arkansas must ensure compliance with the emergency rule. Please contact your dedicated service professional with any questions.

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