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DWFS issues guidance on employee refusal to work

  • Post published:May 13, 2021
  • Post category:News

With more businesses returning to normal operations and vaccination rates climbing, businesses need workers to return to regular employment, but that’s just not what’s happening in reality. As NMBC previously detailed, available jobs are going unfilled as more workers remain home for one or more heavily contested reasons. But now the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions has issued guidance on what to do when a potential employee turns down gainful employment in favor of remaining on state unemployment benefits.    

If you are a registered employer and have an account in the Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System, please log in to your employer account at and click the “Refusal of Suitable Work” link to submit the names, Social Security numbers, and dates of employees or individuals who have refused a suitable job offer from your business. If you do not have an employer profile, you may set one up at or complete the Report Refusal of Suitable Work PDF form and submit it by email to