Labor and Economic Opportunity
New Internet Service for Employers
The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has made it faster and easier for employers to request a Registration and Seeking Work Waiver for short term lay off periods. A Registration and Seeking Work Waiver (RSW) may now be requested on-line. In the past, employers had to submit the request in writing and receive approval for the waiver request. Now the waiver can be requested and approved in minutes!
Employers request waivers during periods of short term unemployment periods because they want their workforce to be available and return to work as requested. A Registration and Seeking Work Waiver (RSW) may now be requested on-line through your Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) by clicking on the Seeking Work Waiver link.
Steps on MIWAM:
Login to your MIWAM account
Under Accounts tab select UI Tax
Select Account Services tab
Scroll down, under Benefit Services submenu, select Seeking Work Waiver
The Criteria for establishing a waiver are:
The Registration and Seeking Work Waiver is in accordance with Section 28(1)(a) of the MES Act.
The Unemployment Compensation Notice To Employee, (form UIA 1711), which employers are required to give their employees upon separation, contains important information for unemployed workers. Employers should fill out the information, print, copy and distribute to workers when they are laid off. The information insures that the worker provides accurate information when they file their claim. This improves the proper charging to employers and reduces overpayments of benefits.