Notice to Employees About Applying for Unemployment Benefits

All employers covered by Wisconsin's Unemployment Insurance (UI) law are required to display posters in each workplace (in suitable location where all employees will readily see them).

As of November 2, 2020, employers must notify workers at separation about the availability of Unemployment Insurance.

Posters are supplied in English, Spanish and Hmong languages. Abbreviated instructions are also provided in seven other languages.

Unemployment poster

Display Posters in Each Workplace

Employers are required to display posters in each workplace in a suitable location where all employees will readily see them (e.g., on bulletin boards, near time clocks, work website).

If you do not have a permanent location regularly accessed by employees, share directly with each person.

Printable Posters:

Note: Employers are requested to enter their UI Account business name and address on the poster (before or after printing) for employee reference. This will ensure employees know how to report your business when filing for unemployment.

Digital Posters:

The DWD eWorkBoard offers virtual, mobile-friendly versions of these required workplace posters:

Notify Workers at Separation

As of November 2, 2020, employers must notify employees of the availability of Unemployment Insurance at the time of separation from employment (e.g., by email, text message, letter, providing printed poster in person or by mail).

Providing this notice does not necessarily mean employees will meet the requirements of Wisconsin UI eligibility laws.

Suggested language to provide to employee:

Applying for Unemployment Benefits --
You may file an unemployment claim in the first week that your employment stops or your work hours are reduced.

See digital poster for when and how to apply for unemployment benefits (En Español | Txhais lus Hmoob) (https://dwd.wi.gov/eworkboard)

Other unemployment resources:

For help using online unemployment services or if you are unable to go online call (414) 435-7069 or toll-free (844) 910-3661 during business hours.