IMPORTANT UPDATES AND INFORMATION

Memorial Day
Florida Commerce will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day. The Department will reopen on Tuesday, May 28 at 8:00 a.m.

Reemployment Assistance (RA) Help Center

 The RA Help Center is where employers have access to multiple self service options such as:

  • Employer Password Reset - Request to have your Reconnect password reset. A link will be sent to the email on file after verifying details about your business.
  • Submit a Mass Protest - Respond to charges filed against your reemployment assistance tax account.
  • Report a Refusal of Work - Report individuals not returning to work when work is available or do not show good cause in refusing an offer of work.

The RA program provides temporary, partial wage replacement benefits to qualified workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. It is funded by employers who pay federal and state payroll taxes and is provided at no cost to the workers who receive the benefits.

File a Response

As an employer, it is required that you respond to all documents and forms in a timely manner in order to properly manage your reemployment tax, benefit charges and prevent RA fraud.

UI SIDES & SIDES E-Response

UI SIDES and SIDES E–Response have the potential to significantly improve the RA information exchange process. While the best option depends on your specific business needs, both systems offer significant benefits.

File an Appeal

An employer who receives an adverse determination has the right to appeal that determination and participate in a hearing before an appeals referee.

Tax Information

Find out more about reemployment tax laws and how to protest benefit charges made to your account.

Short-Time Compensation

Short-Time Compensation (STC) permits pro-rated RA benefits to employees whose work hours and earnings are reduced as part of a STC plan to avoid total layoff of some employees.

Temporary Layoff

A temporary layoff occurs when the employee is separated from their job due to lack of work, and the employee has a return-to-work date within eight weeks of the separation.

Employer FAQs

A collection of the most frequently asked questions to help assist and guide employers and TPA's through the RA program.

Employer Resources

Review guides and other resources that provide detailed instructions and helpful assistance relating to the RA program.

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