New Notice Requirements for Unemployment Benefits Eligibility in New York

Governor Hochul of New York recently signed a bill relating to notice of eligibility for unemployment benefits. This amendment mandates that every employer, subject to unemployment benefit regulations, must inform their employees about their right to apply for unemployment benefits. 

This notice must be given in writing at the time of any separation from employment, whether permanent or temporary, and must include: 

  • the employer’s name and registration number; 
  • the employer’s address for inquiries; and 
  • any other information required by the commissioner. 

The legislature’s goal is to ensure employees are aware of their eligibility for unemployment benefits when their job situation changes.

This law will become effective on November 13, 2023