Employers FAQs

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How does it work in practice?

An employee normally works a 40-hour week. The employer reduces the work schedule by 20%. The employer submits a plan for this reduction to KDOL and is approved under the Shared Work Program. 
 
In this example, the employee qualifies for regular unemployment compensation with a weekly benefit amount (WBA) of $488 (actual WBA will vary based on the employee). 
     20% of 40-hour work week = 8 hours 
     Employee works and earns wages for 32 hours 
     20% x $488 WBA = $97 
 
This employee would receive $97 in unemployment benefits in addition to the 32 hours of wages earned during the week.