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New Family and Medical Leave Credit for Employers Likely

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 employer credit for paid [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |Comments Off on New Family and Medical Leave Credit for Employers Likely

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

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 repay Title XII loans [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Comments Off on US DOL Taking First Steps to Evaluate State Use of Alternative Financing to Repay UI Title XII Loans

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

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 reduction of 2.1% from [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on California and Virgin Islands only states with FUTA Offset Credit Reductions for 2017

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

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 longest serving Chairman of [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance, Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on Harvill Recognized for Leadership in Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Policy and Legislation

2017 State Workers’ Comp. Fiscal Data Research Bulletin Available

The annual Workers’ Compensation Fiscal Data Research Bulletin showing state workers’ compensation system payments and costs from 2006 to 2015 is now available for purchase. The fiscal bulletin shows the continued  economic expansion and trend toward lower benefit cost rates. The number of covered workers in all states increased from 129.9 million in 2014 to 132.4 million for 2015. States had significantly [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2017 State Workers’ Comp. Fiscal Data Research Bulletin Available

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available in Texas Due to Hurricane Harvey

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 unemployed from self-employment due [...]

By | September 16th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Comments Off on Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available in Texas Due to Hurricane Harvey

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