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Kentucky Pays Off UI Federal Loan – FUTA Tax Rate Expected to drop in Kentucky from $147 to $42 per employee for 2015

By | 2015-09-16T17:31:40+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

On August 10th Governor Steve Beshear announced that Kentucky had repaid the Title XII loan debt to the federal government. The payoff is expected to trigger a significant reduction in the Federal Unemployment Tax to be paid by employers on employment in Kentucky for 2015. Governor Beshear estimated that the payoff would result in a reduction [...]

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Senate Finance Committee Passes 2 year Extension of WOTC and adds UI exhaustees

By | 2015-09-16T17:22:26+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

The Senate Finance Committee today passed a tax extenders package that would extend the Work Opportunity Tax Credit for two years through December of 2016 and an amendment in committee would expand the coverage to include individuals who have exhausted unemployment compensation. A summary of the Chairman’s amendment is available at http://www.finance.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/JCX-103-15%20%20Chairman's%20Modification.pdf . The expansion to [...]

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FUTA Taxes in 5 states and Virgin Islands Projected to Go UP for 2015 – Only Connecticut Choosing not to Request Waiver of Add On Increase

By | 2015-08-11T17:28:08+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

Of the states that have not repaid their UI trust fund loans to the federal government and are subject to the Benefit Cost Rate (BCR) Add On, only Connecticut has chosen not to seek a waiver of the additional tax. The BCR Add On in Connecticut will further increase the FUTA tax for employers in Connecticut [...]

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UWC Opposes Federal Mandate to Require Employers to Provide Occupational Coding (SOC codes) on Quarterly Wage Reports

By | 2015-05-30T16:15:40+00:00 May 30th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

UWC delivered a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Minority Members of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, opposing the imposition of a proposed new federal reporting mandate that would cost employers billions of dollars of compliance and administrative costs. We have also drafted a sign on letter and request that [...]

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North Carolina Pays off Unemployment Debt to Federal Government

By | 2015-08-11T17:37:26+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina has paid off the unemployment insurance debt owed to the federal government. That debt was as high as $2.8 billion and stood at $2.5 billion when Governor McCrory took office in January 2013. “This will give employers certainty about the cost of doing business in North [...]

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New WIOA State and Local Workforce Boards Must Have Business Majorities and State Workforce Agency Representation

By | 2015-04-16T19:50:13+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , |

The US Department of Labor has begun to release operating instructions to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) starting with the appointment of state and local workforce development boards. See instructions released at http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/attach/TEGL/TEGL_27-14.pdf The following activities must be completed by July 1, 2015 The Governor must appoint a WIOA-compliant State Board States that [...]

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City of Phoenix seeking Unemployment Cost Management and Other Services

By | 2015-04-16T21:22:58+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

The City of Phoenix, Human Resources Department, is requesting proposals from one or more qualified Proposers to provide employment and wage verification services, Form I-9 verification services, and unemployment cost management services.  The detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) can be found on the City of Phoenix web page at the following link:  https://www.phoenix.gov/solicitations/307.  Proposers may provide [...]

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Regulations Released for Comment

By | 2015-04-16T21:17:44+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , |

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has been released for implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (joint NPRM with the Departments of Education and Labor) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Notice of Proposed [...]

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USDOL Releases 2015 State Unemployment Insurance Solvency Report

By | 2015-04-16T22:45:57+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

The US DOL Employment and Training Administration UI Actuary has released a report on state unemployment insurance trust fund solvency that reviews the status of each state’s trust fund and the overall health of the system. Key points addressed in the report include: FUTA Rates with Credit Reductions and Add-ons and Projections for 2015 – 8 [...]

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National UI Recognition Awards Nominations for 2015

By | 2015-01-16T19:10:06+00:00 January 6th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

Each year we accept nominations for awards to individuals who have had a profound impact on the Unemployment Insurance system as researchers, policy leaders and contributors to the integrity of the program. UWC accepts nominations for consideration and announces the awards at the annual National Unemployment Insurance Issues conference. The conference is hosted by the National [...]

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