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Legally Required Benefits: Mississippi

Legally Required Benefits requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jason T. Marsh, Phelps Dunbar LLP

Summary

  • Mississippi unemployment insurance is provided under the Mississippi Employment Security Law and is administered by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. This law provides compensation to individuals with respect to their unemployment. See Mississippi Employment Security Law.
  • Employees who have been terminated, or who have voluntarily terminated their employment for good cause, are eligible to receive unemployment compensation benefits. See Benefits.
  • Employees discharged from their employment for misconduct in connection with work are disqualified from receiving unemployment compensation benefits in Mississippi. See Benefits.
  • Employees need to meet certain criteria in order to be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits. See Eligibility.
  • Mississippi maintains unemployment compensation benefit agreements with outside states and federal agencies. See Mississippi Unemployment Compensation Benefit Agreements.
  • Employers must post an unemployment insurance notice to employees. See Posting Requirement.