Employers FAQs

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What are the business eligibility requirements?

To participate in the Shared Work Program, an employer must:

  • have reduced the normal weekly work hours and corresponding wages by at least 10% but no more than 50%.
  • have a reduction that affects a business unit of two or more employees
  • apply the plan for reduced hours to at least 10% of the employees in the affected unit.
  • have established an experience rating.
  • not have a negative balance in their unemployment tax account or be delinquent on unemployment tax reports or payments.

The Shared Work Program is not available for seasonal layoffs.