Labor and Economic Opportunity
If you are an employer temporarily laying off workers, you can request a waiver of the work registration and seeking work requirements for your laid off worker(s). This waiver can only be requested if you expect work to be available within 45-days of the individual’s last day of work and must be requested prior to the individual becoming payable for benefits. To request this waiver, employers can log into their Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) at www.michigan.gov/uia and click on the Seeking Work Waiver link. Employers will be required to enter the employee’s last day worked and back to work date. If the laid off worker does not return to work within 45-days of the last day worked, the individual will need to register for work and begin looking for work. The waiver cannot be extended and late waiver requests or requests submitted without the required information will not be granted.
For additional information including the timeframe for requesting the waiver click on the link below.
For questions or assistance, contact the Office of Employer Ombudsman on-line through your MiWAM account or at 855-484-2636.