Shared Work

SharedWork is a win for you

  • SharedWork allows your employer to reduce your hours by as much as 50 percent, while you collect benefits to replace a portion of your lost wages. We use the SharedWork chart to deduct your earnings from your weekly benefits.
  • SharedWork is for employees who are both permanent and paid hourly (or can calculate their salaries as an hourly wage).
  • Employers must continue to pay for employees’ health insurance.
  • SharedWork plans last for one year and have a maximum benefits payable amount.
  • SharedWork participants:
    • Do not need to look for other work.
    • Must be available for all work offered by their regular employer.
    • Might be eligible for benefit extensions.
    • Might run out of benefits more quickly if they work fewer hours. 

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