Requirements on Unemployment Benefits for Season Workers Tightened

In June, the state’s Department of Workforce Development tightened requirements for people receiving unemployment benefits that are laid off but expect to be called back by an employer.

Instead of allowing people to be exempt from work searches for 52 weeks, now they will only receive a waiver for eight weeks, with a possible extension to 12 weeks.

To answer questions about the changes, Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin have provided an informational pamphlet with Frequently Asked Questions on unemployment insurance benefits for seasonal employees.