If you are an Employer


At Kentucky’s Unemployment Insurance Self-Service site, any liable employer can:

  • ​​Apply for an Employer Reserve Account, including successorship;
  • Apply for a Letter of Good Standing for the Secretary of State;
  • Request a change to their mailing address;
  • File their quarterly reports and payments;
  • Request their Employer Reserve Account be inactivated;
  • Request a refund for overpayment of taxes;
  • Register for a TPA (Third Party Administrator) account; and
  • Report Misclassification or Fraud.

What is the Kentucky Work Share Program?

Effective Jan. 1, 2023, businesses can avoid layoffs during a financial downturn by temporarily using unemployment benefits to supplement pay for employees whose hours have been reduced by 10% to 40%.

Employer Advantages
  • ​Reduce or eliminate layoffs
  • Keep valuable, skilled employees during downturns
  • Recover quickly as business returns to normal
  • Save time and expense of hiring, training new workers when business recovers
  • Lessen impact on employer reserve account during slowdowns
  • Provide flexibility during challenging economy

Employee Advantages
  • ​Keep same job and benefits
  • Receive partial unemployment benefits on reduced work hours
  • Avoid financial hardship of layoff or lost job
  • Reduce stress caused by instability of layoff
  • Avoid expense, time searching for new job
  • Receive weekly work share benefit
The Kentucky Workshare Program may help your business avoid layoffs and save money
Click HERE to s​ee how much you could save.​

Follow this link to complete the UI Work Share Program Application

Email KYWorkShare@ky.gov if you have additional questions.

SIDES State Information Data Exchange Submitting Electronic Claim Protests

SIDES is a free electronic system that uses a nationally standardized format to easily respond to UI information requests, attach documentation when needed, and receive a date-stamped confirmation of receipt.

If you would like to receive or respond to UI information requests electronically, please enroll for SIDES using Kentucky’s Unemployment Insurance Self-Service Site.

Please watch our informational video on the SIDES program.

Work Refusal Form

Under Section 341.350 of the Kentucky Unemployment Compensation Laws and Regulations, an individual shall be ineligible for benefits if he/she failed, without good cause, either to apply for available, suitable work or to accept suitable work when offered to him/her by the employment office or an employing unit. If you know of someone who has refused to accept suitable work, please click here​ to provide details about the refusal.

Browse our FAQs about Unemployment Insurance.

Other useful links:

Employer Guide 2019​

Unemployment Insurance Digest

Unemployment Insurance Compensation Law​

Unemployment Insurance Legislative Regulations​

UI benefits poster - English

UI benefits poster - Spanish


Benefits Appeals

For questions and answers about benefit appeals, please click here​.