Department of Labor Work Sharing

The Department of Labor has issued a guidance to state agencies on a new program for short-time unemployment compensation or “work sharing.”  Saying the program is a win-win, Secretary Solis stated, “This program will provide more flexibility to workers and employers so they may more efficiently and effectively weather the ups and downs of the economy.”

Work sharing allows employers to avoid layoffs through reduction of hours for a group of affected workers.  Those eligible workers can receive a portion of their weekly unemployment compensation payments while keeping their jobs.  More information is available on the DOL website at http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=9382.

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About Andrew (Andy) Wampler

For over a decade, I have provided legal services to businesses and individuals in Northeast Tennessee. I spend time litigating breaches of contract, medical malpractice, and commercial disputes and have worked on a number of transactions. I also advise businesses, working much of my time on healthcare and employment matters.

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