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Oklahoma has discontinued the Emergency Unemployment Relief for Governmental Entities and Non-Profit Organizations program as of June 30, 2021. Additionally, the waiver on Benefit Wage Charges for contributing employers expired on June 30, 2021.
Contribution Rates & Benefit Wage Charges
After an employee separates from employment, and their eligibility for unemployment benefits has been determined, employers are notified of benefit wage charges, which is used to calculate a company's annual contribution rate to the Oklahoma Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. Click the button below to learn more about how the annual rate and benefit wage charges are calculated, how to protest either, and what impact it means to your business.
Refusal to Work - Employees & Candidates
If you have individuals who either refuse suitable work or do not return to work when work is available, please report this to OESC. If the individual is claiming unemployment benefits, this may be considered "refusal to work" and could potentially disqualify a claimant from receiving unemployment benefits. Employers may report this activity by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a claimant returns to work full-time, they may keep their unemployment claim open, but discontinue filing weekly claims. If a claimant returns part-time, they may continue to file their weekly claims but must report all gross earnings for the week they are earned to potentially receive a partial benefit. Eligibility for continued benefits is determined by the circumstances of each individual claimant.
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