Be prepared to assist your employees in the event of a layoff or disruption to their schedule.
If you have to layoff staff, make sure your employees are prepared. Direct your staff to the Alabama Department of Labor (ALDOL) Unemployment Insurance site. Staff can use the web portal to enroll for UI benefits. Please note, the system is currently processing a high volume of claims so it is encouraged to check back and apply during off peak hours.
The ALDOL is encouraging employers to apply for temporary relief for their employees. All charges will be waived against those employers who file partial claims on behalf of their employees.
If you or your staff are not eligible for traditional Unemployment Insurance, you may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance provides financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster and who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance benefits.
In the event of a disaster, the affected state will publish announcements about the availability of Disaster Unemployment Assistance. To file a claim, individuals who are unemployed as a direct result of the disaster should contact their State Unemployment Insurance Agency.