IMPORTANT UPDATES AND INFORMATION

Employer Updates

  • If a prospective employee refuses an offer to work, employers can report this refusal to work through the Reemployment Assistance Help Center.
  • Individuals not returning to work when work is available or do not show good cause in refusing an offer of work could potentially be disqualified from receiving Reemployment Assistance benefits. This also applies to the federal benefit programs authorized under the CARES Act and Continued Assistance Act.
 

 

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

Employer Password Reset

If you are an employer that needs to reset their password, please visit the Reemployment Assistance Help Center to request to have a password reset for CONNECT sent to the email on record after verifying details about your business. Select 'I am an Employer' and then select, 'I need to reset my employer password'.

File a Response

As an employer, it is required that you respond to all documents and forms electronically using Florida’s RA claims system, CONNECT, unless otherwise exempt. It is important that you respond 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 protest that determination and participate in a hearing before an appeals referee. Employer appeals are filed online using CONNECT. Upon receiving an appeal, a hearing will be scheduled involving all interested parties to address the issues. The parties will be mailed a Notice of Hearing telling them when the hearing will be held. 

Tax Information

Find out more about reemployment tax laws and rules.

Employer FAQs

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

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