Employers Take Notice: Changes at the Department of Unemployment Assistance Require Action

In the Press · August 29, 2011

The
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has revised the
advisory that employers are required to provide to employees who separate from
employment. Employers should make sure that they are providing the updated
advisory, which informs employees how to file for unemployment insurance
benefits.

A copy
of the publication, "To Massachusetts Workers: How to File for
Unemployment Insurance Benefits" (DUA Form 0590-A, Rev. 07-11), is
available by clicking here. The revisions reflect changes at the DUA, most
notably, the new hours of operation of its TeleClaim Center, which allows the
filing of claims for unemployment benefits by telephone.   

If you
have any questions about the information presented here, or have any employment
law concerns, please contact Joseph L. Edwards, Jr., the author of this Alert
at 617 456 8131 or jedwards@princelobel.com, or Daniel S. Tarlow, chair of the
firm’s Employment Practice Group at 617 456 8013 or dtarlow@princelobel.com.