Snags hit Work Share program

Employers are finding issues with the program that helps employees with reduced hours.

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The state Work Share program allows workers with reduced hours to collect partial unemployment benefits to make up for their lost wages.

But while the program has helped employers reduce layoffs, some are running into problems caused by the program’s limits.

…some of those employers are reluctantly dropping the program because they’ve reached the point where their Work Share employees are taking more out of the state’s unemployment insurance fund than the employer is paying into the fund.

That means the employers have to reimburse the fund for every additional dollar their Work Share employees draw from the fund, which employers say they can’t afford to do. For their employees, it means further cuts in already reduced incomes, or even lost jobs.

Read the full story at The Register-Guard.

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