Unemployment Claims citing "lack-of-work" are verified with an employer's Mass Layoff list; a list where employers may report both permanent and temporary layoff events, ranging from one to 500+ affected employees. Submitting this list in a timely manner expedites the affected employees' claim approval process. Employers may also assist by encouraging these employees to:
- file an unemployment claim the week in which the layoff occurs and
- certify each week they remain unemployed.
Tennessee Department of Labor/Employers/Staffing/Layoffs & Unemployment