Published: 5/12/2020 7:59:48 PM

Workers Must Return to Work When Recalled

Workers who have been placed on a temporary layoff related to COVID-19 but refuse to return to work when recalled by their employer will lose unemployment benefits, except for certain circumstances. View guidance.

Businesses should report employees who refuse to return to work without good reason or who quit their jobs to as soon as possible.

The CARES Act specifically provides for serious consequences for fraudulent cases. Individuals are responsible for paying back benefits deemed as overpayments due to ineligibility.

Revised Employee Notification Posting Requirement

South Dakota law requires a workplace posting informing employees about availability of reemployment assistance (unemployment compensation). This posting has recently been revised to conform with additional U.S. DOL requirements.

Per new guidance under UIPL 13-20, this posting notice must be provided by employers to workers individually and at the time of separation. Employers have flexibility in the method of communication to meet this requirement (such as letters, emails, text messages or flyers).

Download English and Spanish postings or request a hard copy from DLR at no charge by calling 605.626.2312.