What is the Work Share Program?
Work Share (STC-Short Time Compensation) is a program that offers an alternative to laying off your work force. It allows you to keep skilled employees during slow times by reducing work hours. Eligible staff whose hours and wages are reduced, receive a portion of their regular unemployment insurance benefits to compensate for the lost wages.
Laws Related to Work Share
657.370 - Definitions for
ORS 657.370 to 657.390
657.375 - Plan
applications; approval by director
657.380 - Eligibility of
employees; benefit limitation
657.385 - Method of paying
benefits; amount; disqualification; applicability of law to
shared work plans; rules
657.390 - Reimbursement to
Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund of share work benefits paid; use of benefit charges
For additional law information
go to: Oregon Revised
For more specific
information related to Work Share click on this link:
Work Share ORS.
Permanent Rulemaking for Shared Work & Benefits
The Oregon Employment Department adopted a new Administrative Rule for the Work Share program, effective August 1, 2016. We received requests from employers, employee participants, and interested parties to provide formalized guidance on program requirements. This Proposed Rule provided that formalized guidance and clearly communicated program requirements to help the agency more effectively and efficiently administer the Work Share program to the public. The adoption of this new rule defines the following: 1) The time frame for when shared work plans can become effective;2) Authority for employees to use hours from other paid time to meet minimum thresholds to receive shared work benefits (when not missing an opportunity for work);3) Availability for work requirements during weeks when employees are not eiligible for shared work benefits; and4) Timeliness requirements for employees receiving shared work benefits to file continued claims.Below you will find a copy of permanent language of Oregon Administrative Rule 471-030-0079.471-030-0079 Rule Text.pdf The full Administrative Rule and supporting documentation can be found at: Oregon Administrative Rules.