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What New York Wants Employers to Know About Unemployment Insurance

BY: Lia Coniglio, Esq. | 05/01/20

The New York Department of Labor (DOL) is urging payroll professionals and payroll service providers to help get the word out to employers about what information must be provided to employees for unemployment insurance (UI) benefit purposes. Read the bulletin.

Employers are required by law to provide the following information to employees who have had their work schedule or employment status impacted by COVID-19:

  • NYS employer registration number
  • Federal employer identification number (FEIN)
  • Employer name
  • Employer address

Employers can use DOL Form IA 12.3, Record of Employment, to provide this information to employees. The form also contains information on the documents employees will need when they file a claim for New York unemployment insurance benefits.

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Lia Coniglio, Esq., is Managing Editor of PayState Update and Manager of State Payroll Information Resources for the APA.