State Unemployment Notice Requirements

Unfortunately, how to apply for unemployment has become a frequently asked question in recent months. Below are some resources to help you navigate the questions.

Arizona

Employers must conspicuously post an unemployment insurance notice to employees. Employers are also required to provide a printed statement containing information about filing for unemployment benefits when an employee becomes unemployed. There is a pamphlet that fulfills this requirement when it is printed out and provided to an employee. An employer may download this pamphlet directly from the Department of Economic Security website.

Colorado

All employers must conspicuously post a Colorado Employment Security Act notice to employees. You can get the notice in English and Spanish here.

Additionally, effective October 30, 2020, employers must provide a notice to employees upon separation from employment that informs them of the availability of unemployment insurance.

The notice must include the following:

  • A statement that unemployment insurance benefits are available to unemployed workers who meet the eligibility requirements of Colorado law;
  • Contact information to file a claim;
  • Information the individual will need to file a claim; and
  • Contact information to inquire about the status of a claim after it is filed.

Employers Council members can use our sample notice.

New Mexico

Employers must conspicuously post a notice to employees regarding their rights to file claims for unemployment benefits. This poster is not available for download. It is issued to an employer at the time of initial unemployment insurance tax registration and does not need to be updated. A complete list of posters is available from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.

No other statements required.

Utah

Employers must permanently post an unemployment insurance notice to employees in each workplace and establishment. An employer may download this poster directly from the Utah Department of Workforce Services website, including a Spanish version.

No other statements required.

Wyoming

Employers must conspicuously post a notice of benefit rights. An employer may download this poster directly from the Wyoming Workforce Services’ website.

No other statements required.