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Sandy – Rhode Island: UI waiting-period waivers available for Huricane-related layoffs

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has issued a statement announcing that Rhode Island workers unemployed due to the effects of the Hurricane Sandy may be able to waive their 1 week waiting period for benefits.

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Nonseasonal employers forced to lay off workers temporarily as a direct result of recent storm-related damage are urged to apply for a waiver with the Department of Labor and Training.

Only employees of businesses granted this waiver are eligible. This waiver comes from RI Law §28-44-14, which waives the usual 1-week waiting period for unemployment insurance if a worker’s unemployment is caused by a natural disaster or state of emergency.

Also, employers whose storm-related property damage resulted in worker layoffs may be granted relief from related unemployment benefit charges if their businesses are deemed eligible under another weather related law, §28-43-3…

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