Unemployment Insurance: Minnesota
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Kathi J. Wright, formerly of Lathrop GPM
- Most employers doing business in Minnesota are subject to the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law. See Employer Coverage.
- Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
- Under certain circumstances, workers may not qualify for unemployment benefits. See Disqualification From Benefits.
- Unemployment benefits are generally 50 percent of a person's average weekly salary up to a maximum amount. See Benefits.
- An employer may appeal eligibility and benefit determinations. See Filing Claims.
- Employers must follow certain posting and recordkeeping requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.
- Minnesota offers the Shared Work Program, a voluntary program to help employers retain a group of employees who would otherwise have been laid off. See Shared Work Program.