Tennessee Unemployment COVID-19 Update
Clients and Friends –
As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time together, I thought it might be helpful to pass along information on changes to Tennessee unemployment requirements, should you find yourself in the unfortunate position of making the difficult decision to lay off employees.
Employers reducing hours or closing due to coronavirus may expedite the unemployment-claim process for their employees by providing one of two lists.
Employers who have already closed and are no longer in contact with their employees should submit a
Mass Layoff List
Employers provide a list of employee names and other required information to expedite the approval process of an unemployment claim
Instructions for using the Mass Layoff list are available
Employers can also send mass layoff lists to
Employers who have not closed and believe they will reopen should submit an Employer-Filed Mass Claim
Employees will need to certify employer-filed claims at
Jobs4TN.gov each Sunday to be paid in a timely manner
Employers can also send partial layoff lists to
Employers who do not file a Mass Layoff List or an Employer-Filed Mass Claim must respond to each employee’s claim, which will delay the benefit-payment process
Employers should encourage their employees to have an active e-mail address to ensure this process works efficiently