No, an employer may limit a Shared-Work plan to a specific department, shift or other organizational unit. You may have more than one Shared-Work plan.
Your application will be reviewed within 15 days of receipt of the application. The decision to approve or disapprove a Shared-Work plan is a matter within the department's discretion and is not appealable. You will be notified in writing when the plan is approved or disapproved. The plan will be effective the Sunday after the week the plan is approved.
Yes. Employees must have been employed in the department, shift or unit for at least three months immediately preceding the date the plan is submitted to the department for approval. Employees who will work 40 or more hours per week while the plan is in effect are also excluded. Employees who will work 40 of more hours per week while the plan is in effect are also excluded. No participating individual can be a corporate officer of the business. Participating employees in the affected unit must not be employed on a seasonal, temporary, or intermittent basis.
An employee in the affected unit may choose not to participate in the Shared-Work plan/program.
Yes. If your employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement, a signed consent form from the collective bargaining representative must accompany the application for approval of a Shared-Work plan.
Upon approval of the Shared-Work application, you are responsible to direct the employees to file for or reopen their UC applications online. In addition, every week you will be required to certify the hours that the employees have worked.
- According to PA UC Law, your business must not hire new employees in or transfer employees to the affected unit during the effective period of the Shared-Work plan.
- The employer must not lay off participating employees during the effective period of the Shared-Work plan.
- The business is required to provide reports to the department relating to the operation of its Shared-Work plan as requested.
- The employer must abide by all terms and conditions of the Shared-Work requirements in the PA UC Law.