The Louisiana Workforce Commission has adopted an emergency rule that expands the unemployment insurance notice requirements.
Under existing law, employers must post a notice about the availability of unemployment insurance benefits.
The emergency rule adopts an additional requirement that employers notify each individual employee within 24 hours of separation that:
- Employees that meet the requirements for eligibility may file a UI claim in the first week that employment ends or work hours are reduced;
- A UI claim may be filed by phone or online;
- The LWC's toll-free phone number is 1-866-783- 5567 and web address is www.louisianaworks.net/hire for filing a UI claim or for assistance with claims.
- Employees must provide the LWC with their full name, social security number, and work authorization (if not a U.S. citizen or resident).
The notice must be provided to employees in writing either via flyer, letter, email, or text message.
Note: The LWC will post a sample notice on its website for employers to use.
Employers with employees in Louisiana must ensure compliance with the emergency rule. Please contact your dedicated service professional with any questions.