Missouri Unemployment Resources

The Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Program is an alternative to layoffs for employers faced with a reduction in available work. It allows an employer to divide the available work among a specified group of affected employees instead of a layoff. These employees receive a portion of their unemployment benefits while working reduced hours. To participate, an employer must complete an application for the affected unit within the company, and submit it to the Division of Employment Security (DES) for approval. https://labor.mo.gov/shared-work

The Electronic Mass Claims Filing System is designed to assist employers and their employees during a temporary mass layoff. Employee information provided by the employer, allows the Division of Employment Security (DES) to file an initial or renewed unemployment claim on behalf of employees quickly and efficiently. Once the new or renewed claim is filed, the employee will be responsible for filing weekly unemployment certifications using UInteract. As part of the mass claims filing, a recall date is entered for temporary layoffs, not to exceed eight weeks from the last day worked. The eligibility requirements for a mass claim are as follows: https://molabor.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/282990-what-is-a-mass-claim

• The layoff must be due to a lack of work

• The layoff must be less than eight weeks in duration

Contact us:

Scott Sattler, EDFP

(573) 547-1097

Perryeda@perrycountymo.org