SIDES is now live. If you recently signed up to use SIDES to respond to requests for information about separated employees, keep an eye on your e-mail for messages from the Department of Labor.
Important Notice: Beginning October 1, 2013, your account will be charged when there is an overpayment to a claimant because you or your representative responded late to our request for information. This also applies if you give us insufficient information. For more information on this federal requirement, please read the fact sheet Unemployment Insurance Reform for Employers
Employers or their Representative Filing Agents must use a NY.GOV ID and sign in through this web page to access their Employer Information page. This better protects your identity and provides you with improved web services. If you already have a Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) Online Services (OLS) account, you do not need to create a new NY.GOV ID with us. See below - 'How do I upgrade my DTF OLS Account?'
Shared Work reforms took effect April 29, 2013. These reforms, enacted under the leadership of Governor Andrew M Cuomo, strengthen the Shared Work program to help businesses stay in business and avoid layoffs. Now, a business may participate in Shared Work with a minimum of two employees, part-time workers are eligible, benefit payments are extended to 26 weeks, and participation will not negatively affect a business’ unemployment insurance experience rate. To find out more, click on the “Shared Work” button on the menu on the left of this page. To apply online, sign on to your employer account with a NY.GOV ID (above). Then, on the page “Perform Work for my Company,” select “View my UI Information Page” and then click on the “Shared Work” button at the bottom left of that page.
Save time and money with SIDES. The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) is now available. SIDES allows employers to respond to requests for information about separated employees quickly, easily and electronically. For more information and instructions on how to sign up, go to the SIDES web page.
The process to upgrade your DTF OLS account is easy:
After completing these three simple steps, the Master Administrator can give the necessary permissions for employees to use the system. The names of the employees listed in the DTF OLS will automatically transfer to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Online Services for Employers system. However, the Master Administrator must reset the permission level for each employee.
Your NY.GOV ID allows you to use online services from various NYS government agencies using a single Username and Password. For example, if you create a NY.GOV ID through the Department of Labor (DOL) and then want to use the Online Tax Center of the Department of Taxation and Finance, you can use the same NY.GOV ID Username and Password for both agencies. If you already have a NY.GOV ID Username and Password before you sign up with the DOL, we will assign that Username and Password to your DOL account.
This will allow web users to use the same Username and Password to access online services from multiple NYS government agencies. It will create a better online experience for you and increase your security.
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