When an employee is separated from employment and files a claim to collect unemployment benefits, any employer listed on the claim is notified via letter and are required to submit job-separation documentation. This documentation allows us to make decisions about allowing or denying unemployment benefits to be paid to the previous employee.
Employers can respond in two different ways:
Request for Facts About a Former Employee's Employment, Form UIB-290
Online through SIDES E-Response
Both large/multi-state and small employers are encouraged to sign up to receive and respond to job-separation notifications online using a tool called the State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES).
Employers participating will be able to:
If you are utilizing a third party administrator or professional employer organization for your payroll and unemployment premiums, you do not need to sign up.