Unemployment Insurance for Not-for-Profits

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Labor, Department of State
Non-profit organizations must offer unemployment insurance.

This insurance provides temporary income for workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own. They must meet specific requirements.

Non-profits must provide unemployment insurance as soon as
  • more than $1000 of renumeration is paid in a single day, or
  • Whenever more than four workers are employed on one day in each of 20 weeks in a calendar year.
The New York State Department of Labor decides if a business must pay unemployment insurance. The Department also decides if employees qualify. 


For more information, contact:

NYS Department of Labor
Unemployment Insurance Division
State Office Building Campus, Building 12
Albany, NY 12240-0339
Phone: (518) 457-4179
Fax: (518) 485-8010
Or: (888) 899-8810
Website: https://www.labor.ny.gov

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