Notice Required if Employee is Separated From Employment

April 29, 2020

 Arkansas Department of Workforce Services Emergency Rule 30 became effective on April 27, 2020 and will expire on December 31, 2020. This rule requires employers to give notice to employees of the availability of unemployment benefits when they are let go. The state promulgated this rule to comply with requirements in the CARES Act to allow it to receive supplemental federal funding. Thus, beginning April 27, 2020 every employer in the state is required to give a copy of the notice prepared by ARDWS to employees upon separation of employment. The notice, which is an appendix to the rule can be accessed by clicking here.