How can I request a work search waiver (recall date) for my employees who will be laid off on a temporary basis?

Employees laid off on a temporary basis with a recall date that has been approved for their claim are exempt from having to make a work search and are not required to report to a local Missouri Career Center.

Employees who are on a layoff of eight weeks or less give the recall date information at the time they file their unemployment claim.

Employers may request DES Director approval of a work search waiver period for employees who are laid off greater than eight weeks but not to exceed 16 weeks from the last day the employee worked.

Employers should submit the work search waiver request at least two weeks in advance of the layoff, if possible, to ensure the DES has sufficient time to process prior to the layoff date.

Contact the Benefits Section at 573-751-2290 with questions. Use the link below to request and transmit the request for a Work Search Waiver.

Work Search Waiver Request (Recall Date)

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