SC DEW and Unemployment
Unemployment benefits are enticing to some employees and as some businesses begin to slowly spool back up, employers may still have problems obtaining workers or retaining existing employees. The SC Department of Employment and Workforce (SC DEW) has issued information related to unemployment via an email on May 6, 2020 as follows:
Individuals receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefits may lose their UI benefits if they refuse to return to work or accept an offer of new employment without good cause. Please notify the Department of Employment and Workforce if an individual refuses to return to work or refuses an offer of work from you. You can notify DEW through your employer portal or you can complete and submit the Offer of Work Form (UCB-261) available at: https://dew.sc.gov/employers/ui-benefits/hiring-new-worers/offers-of-work.
Each situation is different and we recommend you contact SC DEW with questions.