Who needs the 2018 Iowa Unemployment Insurance Notice Peel ‘N Post™ sticker?
All employers covered by Iowa’s Employment Security Law are required to post the 2018 Iowa Unemployment Insurance Notice to inform employees of their rights and responsibilities under the law. Iowa Code §96.11(2). Employers who have the current Iowa All-On-One™ Labor Law Poster can comply with the posting requirement using the 2018 Unemployment Insurance Notice Peel ‘N Post™ sticker to bring their posters up to date.
Who is a covered employer?
An employer is covered if it:
- has one or more employees working any portion of a day in at least 20 different calendar weeks. Part-time employees are counted the same as full-time employees; or
- has a total payroll of $1,500 or more in any calendar quarter; or
- paid wages of $20,000 or more to agricultural laborers in any quarter or employed 10 or more employees in some portion of a day in 20 separate weeks of the year; or
- paid wages of $1,000 or more to domestic employees during any calendar quarter; or
- religious, charitable, scientific, literary, educational, or organizations that have one or more employees working at least 20 different calendar weeks or have a total payroll of $1,500 or more in any calendar quarter; or
- cities, counties, school districts, townships, and community college districts.
What’s new about the 2018 Iowa Unemployment Insurance Notice?
The Unemployment Insurance Notice informs employees that they may be eligible for benefits if they lose their jobs or have their work hours reduced. The revised Unemployment Insurance Notice has been updated with new claim filing instructions and information about when a claim begins.
Where to file
For online filers, the revised Unemployment Insurance Notice gives:
- a new web address to file unemployment insurance claims – www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov
- a new web address filers can use to register for work – www.iowaworks.gov
For in-person filers and individuals seeking placement assistance, the revised Unemployment Insurance Notice gives:
- a new IowaWorks toll-free telephone number and
- two new IowaWorks regional locations – Decorah and Iowa City
All 17 IowaWorks center locations are listed on the posting. IowaWorks offers workforce development services to connect job seekers with employers.
When to file
The revised Unemployment Insurance Notice conveys the IWD’s recommendation that initial claims be filed the same week the job ended or the work hours were reduced. As noted on the revised Unemployment Insurance Notice, an unemployment insurance claim is effective the Sunday of the week the employee applies, not the date the employment ended or hours were reduced. It takes several weeks to process an initial claim and to start receiving unemployment benefits. In the meantime, workers must continue to file weekly claims and make the required employer contacts. The Unemployment Insurance Notice advises employees that they can access the Unemployment Handbook online or visit an IowaWorks center location for further information.