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Short Time Compensation Program for Employees

    • What is this Program: The Short-Time Compensation program is a voluntary employer program designed to help employers maintain their staff by reducing the weekly working hours during temporary slowdowns instead of temporarily laying off employees. If your employer establishes a Short-Time Compensation Plan and you meet the qualifications to file an reemployment assistance claim in the state of Florida, you will receive a partial reemployment check to supplement your reduced paycheck.a
    • Employee Requirements:
      • You must be a full-time employee, (not part-time or seasonal) with a standard number of hours worked each week (excluding overtime).
      • You must meet all of the normal requirements to establish a Florida reemployment claim and you must provide the Department of Economic Opportunity with any necessary information or documentation. 
      • While on the Short-Time Compensation program you must work and/or receive paid leave for ALL of the hours that your employer has you scheduled to work in order to receive Short-Time Compensation Benefits for a week.
      • Every two weeks you will be required to report your hours worked, plus any hours of paid leave from your Short-Time Compensation employer and if you have a part-time job, earnings from that part-time job.
      • If you have concerns about the Short-Time Compensation program, please contact your employer.
    • Employer Requirements:
      • As an employer, you must complete a Short-Time Compensation Plan application.  A Short-Time Compensation Plan lasts for one year but can be renewed if your employees have returned to full-time work during the plan year.
      • At least 10 percent (not less than 2) of your employees in your total staff or in a particular department must work reduced hours.
      • Employers must name the employee participating in the program and must provide the Department of Economic Opportunity with the employee’s normal weekly hours (excluding overtime).
      • Employers must certify that they will reduce the employee’s normal number of weekly work hours by at least 10 percent, but no more than 40 percent.
      • The situation must be temporary rather than a temporary layoff.
    • How to Apply: Click here.

 

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