SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) –The Oregon Employment Division is reminding Oregonians of assets out there to assist them throughout the Statewide Freeze.
Oregonians whose employment is impacted by efforts to curb the exponential unfold of COVID-19 might want to both restart a stopped declare or file a brand new declare. The Division is making assets out there for employers who may have to chop hours or lay workers off on account of the freeze.
To keep away from shedding their workforce, employers are inspired to make use of Work Share. This system permits employers to maintain expert workers by decreasing hours, and dietary supplements worker wages with common unemployment insurance coverage advantages.
Eligible employees whose hours are diminished get a portion of their common unemployment insurance coverage advantages to make up for the misplaced wages. If worker hours are diminished by 20 to 40 % for the week, they are going to probably obtain common unemployment insurance coverage (UI) advantages for the diminished hours.
The Work Share program has been in excessive demand for the reason that begin of the COVID-19 pandemic. Division staffing ranges have elevated to assist individuals rapidly obtain advantages. The Employment Division has additionally developed a brand new device to make reporting simpler for employers collaborating in this system.
Employers who lay workers off due to the freeze are inspired to make use of the Employer Layoff Reporting Type to submit details about the staff they’re shedding. This kind permits companies to supply details about their workers in bulk, and can enable the Employment Division to course of these workers’ claims extra rapidly.
Many Oregonians who’ve been laid off or had their hours diminished might must restart their declare. Claimants can restart their common UI claims by going to the On-line Declare System and choosing Restart Your Declare (the eighth button down).
These needing to restart a PUA declare, in addition to those that see an error message or are unable to restart their declare utilizing the On-line Declare System ought to restart their declare through the Contact Us type and choose the Restarting my declare choice.
The Employment Division has compiled these assets to help claimants who’re restarting their claims or submitting a primary declare:
The Employment Division is ready for a rise in claims on account of the statewide freeze. The Nationwide Guard is supporting the division’s greater than 1,000 workers targeted on claims, which is along with the 300 adjudicators.
Claimants needing help or extra data can go to the Employment Division’s mobile-friendly web site, which is accessible in 16 languages: https://unemployment.oregon.gov/
The easiest way for claimants to get in contact with the division is by submitting a message through the Contact Us type. Messages are reviewed inside one week. Anybody needing help in a language apart from English ought to e-mail oed_LanguageAccess@oregon.gov or name the language entry hotline at 503-606-6969.