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Unemployment Insurance: Arizona

Unemployment Insurance requirements for other states

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

Author: Paige A. Martin, Kutak Rock LLP

Summary

  • Most employers are subject to the Arizona Employment Security 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 will generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
  • Employers that are notified of an unemployment claim filed by a former employee must provide the state with certain information. See Filing Claims.
  • Employers have specific unemployment insurance notice, posting and recordkeeping requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.
  • Arizona offers the Shared Work Program, a voluntary program to help employers retain a group of employees who would otherwise have to be laid off. See Shared Work Program.