Policies and Procedures Manual
Human Resources Department
The Trial Court is subject to the provisions of G.L. c. 151A, the
Massachusetts Employment Security Law. Employees may be eligible
for benefits upon separation from the Trial Court. Questions regarding
unemployment compensation should be directed to the Human Resources
Department or to the local Division of Employment Security.
If a court or Administrative Office receives a Request
for Separation and Wage Information form from a local
Division of Employment Security, the form should be immediately
forwarded to the Human Resources Department.
Pursuant to GL c. 151A, s. 62A, as amended, a department head who
discharges or lays off an employee who has worked for at least one
week must provide the employee with a copy of the How
To File For Unemployment Insurance Benefits form (Appendix
C, Form F21). This form provides the employee with information on
how to file for unemployment insurance benefits and must be given
to the employee at the time the employee is discharged or laid off.
A department head who fails to provide this form to a separated
employee shall have no standing to contest such employee's claim
and any benefits paid shall remain charged to the employer's account.
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