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Mass Filing for Unemployment Insurance

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In an effort to improve customer service and expedite the “mass filing” process, the department no longer requires companies to complete and submit mass filing packets for employees affected by a shutdown. Instead, companies should advise any employees affected by the shutdown to file an individual claim online at www.dlt.ri.gov/ui. They may also file a claim during Call Center hours at (401) 243-9100.

When an employee files an unemployment insurance claim, DLT sends a notice of claim to the employer. The employer is then required to return this form within 10 business days in order to have standing to contest any determination with respect to this claim (RI General Laws 28-44-38 (c)). Employers should complete the form in its entirety and indicate any wages paid to the employee for the week of the shutdown, i.e. pay for working a partial week or any vacation pay. Employers are also required to indicate the vacation start and end date and the specific return to work date.

Employers may provide the department with a list of affected employees. The list may be emailed—with “Mass Filing” in the subject line—to DLT.uiemployerhelp@dlt.ri.gov, or faxed to (401) 462-8413. Please click here for an informational claims filing handout that should be distributed to all employees affected by the temporary layoff or shutdown.

For additional information, please click here to visit UI Information for Employers.

RI Department of Labor and Training
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-8000
Fax (401) 462-8666
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