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Whitehouse Proposes to Consolidate the Departments of Labor and Education

By |2018-06-25T17:27:34+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

On June 21, 2018 the White House released its  “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations” See https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Government-Reform-and-Reorg-Plan.pdf The proposal seeks to organize parts of the federal government with a new alignment designed to eliminate duplication, enhance efficiency and improve service delivery. To be implemented, the proposal would require a comprehensive [...]

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President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget: Part I

By |2018-02-14T18:50:03+00:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , , , |

President Trump's FY 2019 Budget would mandate $22 billion UI Tax/Solvency Increases and Create a New National Paid Parental Leave Program Through the UI system UI Tax Increase and Federal Solvency Requirement The President’s FY 2019 Budget proposes  to mandate that employers with employment in states with low balances in their state UI trust fund accounts [...]

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UWC submits Comments on US DOL Survey of Alternative Financing

By |2018-02-12T22:11:56+00:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the collection of data to support an analysis of alternative strategies for UI deficit financing. The issue of UI trust fund solvency is one that UWC and the National Foundation for Unemployment Compensation and Workers’ Compensation has tracked closely over the decades and through multiple recessionary periods. State [...]

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Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Summary

By |2018-02-12T21:24:37+00:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 included new language specifically authorizing grants to states to administer an expanded RESEA program for claimants identified for services through the profiling system. The increased authority was developed through discussions with state workforce agencies, US DOL and UWC.  The new program increases the focus of the UI program on integrity [...]

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New Family and Medical Leave Credit for Employers Becomes Law

By |2018-01-29T20:04:40+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |

On December 22, 2017 President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR 1). The new act includes an employer credit for paid family leave.  This provision was developed by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) to provide employers with a tax credit to encourage them to offer paid family leave. UWC provided some technical assistance in [...]

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New Family and Medical Leave Credit for Employers Likely

By |2017-12-18T21:30:14+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 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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