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  • Bryan Hunter

Ohio Unemployment Mass Layoffs

Updated: Apr 22, 2020

Many of our clients are worried about the process of laying off their employees.

Your claims can be processed to the mutual fund instead of your employer's fund. This means unemployment will be funded by the government instead of by you.

FAQ Section from Ohio SUI

Many clients are also asking if, as the owner of the business, they are also allowed to claim unemployment. If you are not on payroll and therefore do not contribute to unemployment because your business files as a sole proprietor or partnership, you are not eligible for unemployment. If you are on payroll and contribute to unemployment because your business files as a corporation, then you are potentially eligible, if you meet the unemployment criteria.

Please give us a call at 937-802-3279 if you would like to discuss your personal situation.

Listed below are the steps to having your employees file for unemployment:

1) Distribute this Application Step-by-Step Guide to employees laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic to expedite their claim process.

2) Have your employee file an application online* (24/7)


by phone (877-644-6562 (M-F 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.)

3) On the application be prepared to provide Mass Layoff Number 2000180 along with their personal information.

4) File Weekly Claims, every Sunday!

*The unemployment website has been slow or unresponsive for many employees. We recommend applying either in the early morning or late evening times.

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