- Screen prospective employees carefully before hiring, to select the "right" employee for the job.
- Hire versatile employees who can be shifted to another job if necessary.
- Transfer employees to other job sites when feasible.
- Use regular employees for repairs and maintenance during slack periods.
- Instead of layoffs, consider reducing the work week under the Shared Work Program.
Minimize Charges to your Account
- Keep accurate records of employment agreements, employee performance, dates and details of warnings, and other disciplinary measures.
- Return (or electronically respond to)the "Notice to Employer" within ten working days of the date of the notice with specific information about the reason for separation from your employment if it was for a reason other than lack of work.
- Take the time to appeal if you believe a determination is wrong.
- Notify the department promptly if you have information that a claimant is not available for work, not able to work, has refused work, or is employed.
- Complete wage audit forms when they are sent to you, and respond in a timely manner.
Maintain a Good Tax Rate
- Submit quarterly wage reports timely to avoid penalties.
- Pay taxes promptly to obtain maximum Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) credit.
- Report all changes to your business promptly.
- Do not report non-taxable payments or employees in exempt employment.
- Compute all tax payments carefully—if you file your reports via Arizona’s online Tax and Wage System (TWS), it accurately and automatically computes this for you.
- Consider making a voluntary payment to lower your tax rate.