DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Work sharing unemployment benefit. Establishes a work sharing unemployment insurance program. Requires an employer to submit a work sharing plan for approval by the commissioner of the department of workforce development. Establishes the work sharing benefit as equal to the employee's unemployment benefit reduced by a percentage that is equivalent to the number of hours by which the employee's normal weekly work hours are reduced. Permits an employer that has a work sharing plan disapproved by the commissioner to request a review of the disapproval.