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New Family and Medical Leave Credit for Employers Likely

By | 2017-12-18T21:30:14+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |

The conference report has been released and a vote is expected this week on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (HR 1). The President has indicated that he will sign the bill into law. Click here for the legislative text for the conference report. One of the provisions retains the Senate language to include an [...]

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US DOL Taking First Steps to Evaluate State Use of Alternative Financing to Repay UI Title XII Loans

By | 2017-12-15T02:48:30+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

On December 11, 2017 the US Department of Labor released for comment a proposal for authority to review the use of alternative financing of the repayment of federal UI loans. See https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-11/pdf/2017-26668.pdf  This is the first step for US DOL to become educated about the use of alternative financing. Because a significant number of states have opted to [...]

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California and Virgin Islands only states with FUTA Offset Credit Reductions for 2017

By | 2017-12-15T03:01:01+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , , |

The U.S. Department of Labor review of state UI loan status and remaining balances has been completed for 2017 and the only states with remaining outstanding loans as of November 10th were California and the Virgin Islands. As a result of the outstanding loan balances, employers in California and the Virgin Islands will be subject to a [...]

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Harvill Recognized for Leadership in Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Policy and Legislation

By | 2017-12-15T03:02:01+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance, Workers' Compensation|

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2017 – Kelly Services Vice President Matt Harvill was recognized by the national association representing business in unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation law and policy. Matt Harvill served as Chairman of UWC – Strategic Services on Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation (UWC) for more than 13 years (2003 to 2016). He is the [...]

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available in Texas Due to Hurricane Harvey

By | 2017-09-16T22:24:54+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program is part of the federal response to unemployment caused by the impact of Hurricane Harvey. The DUA program in Texas and other states, is administered through the state UI agency. The provisions of the program are similar to the regular Unemployment Insurance program but also apply to individuals who become [...]

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House Budget Resolution for FY2018 Seeks to Reduce Deficit

By | 2017-07-20T02:38:35+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

Budget Resolution May Impact SSDI and UI On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, the House Budget committee released its Budget Resolution for FY 2018 and proceeded to hold a mark-up in the Budget Committee on July 19th. The proposed budget outline sets budget targets for House standing committees. The committees with primary or sequential jurisdiction for unemployment [...]

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CBO Reviews President’s FY 2018 Parental Leave Proposal

By | 2017-07-13T21:52:35+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

CBO Projects FY 2018 Parental Leave Program would increase federal spending by $22 billion and raise UI taxes The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) review of the President’s FY 2018 Parental Leave proposal projects that the proposal would result in an increase in direct federal spending of approximately $22 billion over the ten year budget period. The [...]

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President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Includes $13 billion UI tax Increase to pay for Required Paid Parental Leave

By | 2017-05-23T20:11:05+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

The President’s FY 2018 Budget was released today and contains a number of items that impact Unemployment Insurance, particularly the proposed required parental leave. The Budget summary document may be accessed athttps://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/budget.pdf The budget document includes: Provide Paid Parental Leave. During his campaign, the President pledged to pro­vide paid family leave to help new parents. The [...]

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President Trump Signs Resolution to Disallow US DOL Drug Testing Regulations That Limit Agency Testing

By | 2017-03-31T21:21:50+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

(Photo by Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images) President Trump today signed HJ Res 42 disallowing US DOL adopted regulations that limited drug testing of UI claimants by state UI agencies. >> White House Signed Legislation >> H.J. Res. 42 House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady was an advocate for the disallowance of the [...]

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US Senate Votes to Disallow US DOL Regulations Restricting States from Testing UI Applicants for Controlled Substances

By | 2017-12-15T02:46:46+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |

President Trump Expected to Sign The U.S. Senate on March 14th voted to approve House Joint Resolution H.J. Res 42 to disallow the regulations adopted by US DOL in August of 2016. The resolution may be viewed at https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hjres42/BILLS-115hjres42ih.pdf The Senate vote was along party lines, 51-48. The regulations have been the subject of concern for [...]

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