Labor and Economic Opportunity
Due to extremely high call volumes on the Employer phone line it is difficult for employers to access the services of the Office of Employer Ombudsman. Please submit employer inquiries by Chat or Web Notice through your MiWAM account.
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Due to the uncertainty regarding potential congressional action on how furloughed workers will be able to access federal resources, employers are strongly urged to place employees on temporary leave as opposed to termination. There is no additional cost to employers, employees remain eligible for unemployment benefits and they may remain eligible for potential federal assistance. Steps for employers placing employers on temporary unpaid leave: