The Alabama Department of Labor has adopted an emergency rule that expands the state's unemployment insurance notice requirements. The rule takes effect immediately.
Under existing law, employers must post a notice about the availability of unemployment insurance benefits.
Under the emergency rule, employers must also provide a notice at the time of separation about the potential availability of unemployment benefits. Employers may provide the notice by letter, email, text message, or flyer. The notice must include the following information:
Notice of Availability of Unemployment Compensation
Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are available to workers who are unemployed and who meet the requirements of Alabama UI eligibility laws. You may file a UI claim in the first week that employment stops or work hours are reduced.
For assistance or more information about filing a claim, visit www.labor.alabama.gov
You will need to provide the Alabama Department of Labor's UI divisions with the following information in order for the state to process your claim:
- Your full legal name;
- Your Social Security Number; and
- Your authorization to work (if you are not a US Citizen or resident).
To file a UI claim by phone, call: 1-866-234-5387.
To file a UI claim online, visit:
If you have questions about the status of your UI claim, you can call the Alabama Department of Labor at 1-800-361-4524 or check your claim status online at
Employers with employees in Alabama must ensure compliance with the emergency rule. Please contact your dedicated service professional with any questions.