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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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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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Trump Administration Proposal To Pay Child Care Leave With UI Would Increase Employer Taxes and Administrative Burden

By | 2017-02-23T18:46:14+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |

Recent discussions on Capitol Hill and with the Trump administration indicate that the outline of the paid child care proposal released during the campaign is being seriously proposed. A recent article in Bloomberg described some recent discussions. Background The Child Care proposal that was posted during the campaign provided for a series of tax credits and [...]

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FUTA Tax Increases for 2015 in California, Connecticut, Ohio and the Virgin Islands

By | 2015-11-13T15:36:33+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

The US Department of Labor has released its determinations with respect to the FUTA offset credit, BCR Waiver Requests, and FUTA rates for 2015. FUTA taxes in Connecticut are the highest in the country at $189 per employee instead of the normal $42 per employee because the state chose not to request a waiver of the [...]

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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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TRIA Extension Signed by President Available On-line

By | 2015-01-16T20:32:52+00:00 January 12th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

On January 12th President Obama signed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015. The act as signed may be accessed on line at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-114hr26enr/pdf/BILLS-114hr26enr.pdf UWC worked with a broad based business coalition in support of the legislation to expedite its passage after Congress did not enact the extension last year

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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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UWC Files Comments on Proposed US DOL Drug Testing Rules for UI Applicants

By | 2014-12-05T20:08:42+00:00 December 5th, 2014|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

UWC today filed comments in response to Proposed Rules filed by US DOL on October 19, 2014 with respect to the interpretation of the circumstances under which a state UI administrative agency would be permitted to test applicants for unemployment compensation as a condition of eligibility for being paid unemployment compensation(See Attached). Comments are due to [...]

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