How WorkShare Works

Your employees avoid layoff.  While working reduced hours, they will be able to receive UI benefits as well as their reduced wages. An employee’s reduction in regular work hours must be shared equally by all workers in the unit or units you have defined. The reduction in hours may range from 10 percent to 60 percent.

How WorkShare Affects Your Unemployment Insurance Contributions

Depending on whether your account balance is positive or negative and your contributory type, UI benefits paid to your employees under an approved WorkShare are charged differently.  

How to Participate in WorkShare

Step-by-step instructions to participate in WorkShare.