The Electronic Mass Claims Filing System is designed to assist employers and their employees during a temporary shutdown or permanent closure. Employee information provided by the employer allows the Division of Employment Security (DES) to file an initial or renewed unemployment claim on behalf of employees quickly and efficiently. Once the claim is filed, the employee will be responsible for filing weekly requests for payment in UInteract.
As part of the mass claims filing, a recall date is entered for temporary layoffs, not to exceed eight weeks from the last day worked. A recall date entered gives each employee a waiver for the requirement to search for work.
If the Mass Claim filing is due to a permanent closure, then there will be no work search waiver for the employees.