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Notice to Employees About Applying for Unemployment Benefits

All employers covered by Wisconsin's Unemployment Insurance (UI) law are required to display posters in each workplace (in suitable location where all employees will readily see them).

Posters are supplied in English, Spanish and Hmong languages. Abbreviated instructions are also provided in seven other languages.

Unemployment poster

Display Posters in Each Workplace

Employers are required to display posters in each workplace in a suitable location where all employees will readily see them (e.g., on bulletin boards, near time clocks, work website).

If you do not have a permanent location regularly accessed by employees, share directly with each person.

Printable Posters:

Note: Employers are requested to enter their UI Account business name and address on the poster (before or after printing) for employee reference. This will ensure employees know how to report your business when filing for unemployment.

Digital Posters:

The DWD eWorkBoard offers virtual, mobile-friendly versions of these required workplace posters:

Notifying Workers at Separation

As of March 31, 2021, the emergency rule expired that required employers to notify employees of the availability of UI at the time of separation from employment.

However, if you would like to continue notifying workers in this way, here is suggested language to provide to employee by email, text message or letter:

Applying for Unemployment Benefits --
You may file an unemployment claim in the first week that your employment stops or your work hours are reduced.

See digital poster for when and how to apply for unemployment benefits (En Español | Txhais lus Hmoob) (

Other unemployment resources:

For help using online unemployment services or if you are unable to go online call (414) 435-7069 or toll-free (844) 910-3661 during business hours.