The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services issued a new emergency rule that requires employers to provide their associates with a separation notice. Employers must provide a separation notice to any associate that leaves employment because of a termination, layoff, temporary layoff, furlough, etcetera. The state advises that employers may deliver the separation notice by mail, text, or email. This emergency rule will be effective from April 28, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
A copy of the required separation notice can be found on the following bulletin page. Please visit the state’s website for more information: https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/news-info/workforce-service-regulations/.
Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.
Please reach out to your representative with any questions.