Nebraska Unemployment Insurance Statute Update

Nebraska has revised its Unemployment Insurance Advisement of Benefit Rights posting to reflect statutory updates to Title 219, Chapter 4 of the Nebraska Administrative Code. The changes reflect the addition of statutory sections under Claimants Availability/Work Search requirements (002.D, 002.E, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007). The posting is required for all employers with locations in Nebraska to display.

What Changed on the Nebraska Unemployment Insurance Posting?

The following sections were added to Chapter 4 (Claimant’s Availability/Work Search Requirements) on the posting:

002.D. Electronic notifications by the employment services web application of job openings matching up with the job skills described in the claimant’s resume in the employment services’ web application shall be considered as a direction by the Commissioner to apply for available, suitable work within the meaning of Neb. Rev. Stat. §48-628(3).

002.E. Eligibility for benefits of claimants seeking only part-time work is established in Neb. Rev. Stat. §48-627

003. A claimant who has drawn benefits for over six weeks will be required to expand the scope of the job search regarding acceptable hours, wages, conditions, location, and type of work.

004. A claimant who is unavailable for employment or physically unable to work for any reason for four days of any week shall be disqualified from receiving benefits for that week. Exception; “duty before any court under a lawfully issued summons during the week of unemployment claimed.” See, 20 CFR 604.5(b).

005. The Commissioner may waive the requirement that an applicant search for work if: A. The applicant is attached to a regular job or industry; B. The applicant is eligible for referral as a member in good standing in a labor union which has a hiring hall; C. Compliance would be oppressive or inconsistent with the purpose of the Nebraska Employment Security Law; D. The applicant is attending training approved by the Commissioner pursuant to 225 NAC 1; or E. The applicant is attending training funded in whole or part pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §48-622.02.

006. A claimant shall be ineligible for benefits during any week in which the claimant fails to participate in reemployment services as directed by the Commissioner, such as job search assistance services, if the claimant has been determined to be likely to exhaust regular benefits and to need reemployment services pursuant to a profiling system established by the Commissioner pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §48-627(6), §303(j)(1) of the Federal Social Security Act, and 219 NAC 17, unless the commissioner determines that: A. The claimant has completed such services; or B. There is justifiable cause for the claimant’s failure to participate in such services.

007. For purposes of Neb. Rev. Stat. §48-628(7), an individual shall be considered to be registered for full attendance at and regularly attending an established school, college or university if the individual is treated as a full-time student at the school, college or university that the individual is attending for purposes of determining eligibility for federally subsidized financial assistance.

Nebraska Workplace Posters

The Nebraska Unemployment Insurance posting is part of the GovDocs Nebraska poster package, available in laminated and electronic formats. The Nebraska poster package includes postings required for Nebraska employers:

  • Minimum Wage
  • Safety & Health Protection on the Job
  • Discrimination
  • Emergency Numbers
  • Hours of Employment for Minors
  • Unemployment Insurance Advisement of Benefit Rights

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