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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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US DOL Announces Series of Webinars on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Implementation – Seeks Stakeholder Input

By | 2014-08-25T20:22:30+00:00 August 25th, 2014|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

On August 15th, US DOL announced a series of webinars to engage the public in implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Act was signed into law by President Obama on July 22, 2014. The full announcement can be found at http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/attach/TEN/TEN_6-14.pdf Employers, states and their representatives are encouraged to participate in these [...]

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Connecticut FUTA Taxes Increasing Due to State Decision Not to Seek BCR Add On Tax Waiver

By | 2014-07-02T18:50:21+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

As of July 1st the state of Connecticut had not submitted a request for waiver of the Benefit Cost Rate (BCR) Add On tax increase to the Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA). Without a waiver, the FUTA  will automatically increase Federal Unemployment Tax rates for employers with employees in Connecticut. The waiver request is due under federal [...]

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Senate Likely to Pass Expanded Work Opportunity Tax Credit Next Week

By | 2014-05-15T14:38:05+00:00 May 15th, 2014|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

The EXPIRE Act is expected to pass the Senate next week with an expansion of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)included. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden indicated in a statement on the floor of the Senate that “the WOTC can help small businesses hire an even greater number of struggling Americans. First, it’ll do more [...]

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US DOL Report Released Showing Insolvency of the UI System

By | 2014-05-14T19:56:47+00:00 May 13th, 2014|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

The US Department of Labor released its UI Solvency Report on May 13th, showing the relative solvency of each state UI trust fund in comparison to other states based on US DOL suggested standards. See the link to the report at http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/docs/trustFundSolvReport.pdf Our conclusions based on the data included in the study are alarming with respect [...]

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Obama FY 2015 Budget Would Increase State and Federal Unemployment Taxes by $74.1 billion over the next ten years and make increases permanent

By | 2014-03-06T17:12:24+00:00 March 6th, 2014|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

At a point in the nation’s economic recovery in which job creation has been lackluster and many employers have been reticent to create jobs because of increased regulation, the unknown impact of the ACA, and other increased costs of doing business, President Obama has once again included in his proposed budget unemployment tax increases to be [...]

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Deadline to submit nominations for National UI Recognition Awards for 2014 – March 1st

By | 2014-02-18T19:15:27+00:00 February 18th, 2014|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , |

The deadline to submit nominations for UI Recognition Awards for 2014 is fast approaching on March 1st. Don’t miss this opportunity to recognize your colleagues for significant contributions to Unemployment Insurance. 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 [...]

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