As organizations contemplate difficult decisions with their workforce regarding the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to remember that with any separation of employment such as a layoff, and other employment terminations, employers must give separating employees the proper documents for them to file for unemployment. This is known as the separation packet (UC-62). This packet has important information for the employee in order to file for unemployment, including the process to file. Within this packet is the UC-61 document which employers need to complete before giving to the employee.The U-61 was referred to for years as the “pink slip”.
Employers should use the “fillable” UC-61 for ease of completion.