§ 28-44-38 Filing of claims Procedures Printed copies Notices. (a) Claims for waiting period credit and for benefits shall be filed in accordance with regulations adopted as prescribed. Each employer shall post and maintain printed copies or statements of those regulations in places readily accessible to individuals employed by him or her. The director shall supply each employer with copies of those regulations or statements of the regulations without cost to the employers.
(b) The director shall prescribe the type of reports required from employers and the manner in which the reports shall be presented.
(c) Upon the filing of a claim, the director shall promptly
mail a notice of the filing of the claim to the claimant's most recent employer
and to all employers for whom the claimant states he or she performed services
and earned wages during his or her base period. The employers shall promptly
furnish the information required to determine the claimant's benefit rights. If
the claimant's employer or employers have any information which might affect
either the validity of the claim or the right of the claimant to waiting period
credit or benefits, he or she shall return the notice with that information. If
an employer fails without good cause as established to the satisfaction of the
director to return this notice within seven (7) working days of its mailing,
the employer shall have no standing to contest any determination to be made by
the director with respect to the claim and any benefit charges pursuant to it,
and the employer shall be barred from being a party to any further proceedings
relating to the claim. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of chapters
42 44 of this title, any employer who fails to return the notice within
that time shall pay a penalty of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each failure.
The preceding penalty shall be paid into the employment security tardy account
fund, and if any employer fails to pay the penalty, when assessed, it shall be
collected by civil action as provided in § 28-43-18.
(P.L. 1936, ch. 2333, § 8; P.L. 1937, ch. 2556, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 284, § 8; P.L. 1939, ch. 670, § 7; P.L. 1949, ch. 2175, § 1; impl. am. P.L. 1953, ch. 3206, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-44-38; P.L. 1958 (s.s.), ch. 215, § 3; P.L. 1987, ch. 418, § 2; P.L. 1997, ch. 34, § 3.)