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Senate Approves Bipartisan Economic Stimulus Bill, House Expected to Pass

On March 25, 2020 the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act). The bill is expected to be approved by the House and signed by the President A House Ways and Means summary is provided at https://gop-waysandmeans.house.gov/the-senate-cares-bill-unemployment/ UWC is preparing a detailed summary of Subtitle A – Unemployment Insurance Provisions in Title II [...]

By |March 27th, 2020|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Senate Approves Bipartisan Economic Stimulus Bill, House Expected to Pass

President’s FY 2021 Budget Includes National $20.8 Billion Paid Parental Leave Program

Once again, the President’s Budget Proposal for FY 2021 provides for a national paid parental leave program “within the UI Program” with no details as to how that might be accomplished. The description of the proposal simply indicates: The Budget includes a proposal to establish a Federal-state paid parental leave benefit program within the UI program that would begin in [...]

By |February 22nd, 2020|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |Comments Off on President’s FY 2021 Budget Includes National $20.8 Billion Paid Parental Leave Program

President’s FY 2021 Budget

Budget proposal would impose solvency standards projected to result in over $10 billion in UI related taxes and integrity measures President Trump’s FY 2021 proposed budget would set a “solvency” standard that would result in increasing State Unemployment Insurance taxes and/or benefit cuts in states with lower trust fund balances. The budget describes the new federal standard below Minimum Solvency [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |Comments Off on President’s FY 2021 Budget

Nominations for UI Recognition Awards Deadline March 2nd

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 announces the awards at the annual National Unemployment Insurance Issues conference. The conference is hosted by the National Foundation for Unemployment Compensation and Workers’ Compensation and will [...]

By |January 30th, 2020|Categories: Awards, Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Nominations for UI Recognition Awards Deadline March 2nd

Nominations Open for UI Recognition Awards

Don’t miss the chance to Recognize Outstanding Contributions and Service in Unemployment Insurance – Deadline March 2nd! 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 announces the awards at the annual National Unemployment Insurance Issues [...]

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: Awards|Comments Off on Nominations Open for UI Recognition Awards

Pennsylvania Announces UI Tax Reduction in 2020

Good news for employers doing business in Pennsylvania!!! See the release below from Governor Tom Wolf on January 8, 2020 and comment from the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. Governor Tom Wolf today announced Pennsylvania businesses will see a reduction in their unemployment compensation (UC) tax rates, saving an estimated $552 million this year. The Department of Labor & [...]

By |January 9th, 2020|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Comments Off on Pennsylvania Announces UI Tax Reduction in 2020

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