As Arizona begins to re-energize our economy and more Arizonans return to work, many employers and employees may have questions about how resuming operations may affect Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. View guidance for returning to work in a safe and healthy way.
Return to Work Guidance for Employers
Employers experiencing a slowdown in business as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the Arizona's Shared Work Program. This program gives employers an alternative to layoffs and allows the retention of trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits. Visit Arizona Shared Work Program to learn more.
Arizona's Shared Work Program
States across the nation have seen a surge in unemployment benefit fraud, largely associated with identity theft. There has not been a breach of information stored by the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), however, criminals are obtaining individuals’ personal information using phishing scams, previous corporate data breaches, and other tactics and using this stolen information to file for Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits. Use the Reporting Suspected Unemployment Fraud Toolkit and learn how to protect your business and employees from UI fraud.
Unemployment Insurance Fraud Toolkit for Employers
Report UI Fraud