July 30, 2020
It is our goal to keep you informed on the Federal CARES Act as it relates to businesses. With that in mind, in accordance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor, in addition to posting printed notices, Effective immediately, all Alabama employers are now required to provide notification of the availability of Unemployment Compensation (UC) to employees individually at the time of separation.
Specifically, employers must provide notice of the potential availability of unemployment benefits individually to each employee who separates from your employment, for any reason. You may provide this notice in the form of a letter, email, text message or flyer given or sent to each individual undergoing separation.
Providing this information to your employees does not guarantee the receipt of Unemployment Benefits, but satisfies your obligation to provide notice of the potential availability of benefits.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us at 205-733-8265. We are here to help you.