Month: March 2018

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

March 30, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 24, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 215,000 4 week moving average: 224,500 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.3% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,871,000 4-week moving average: 1,861,500 Number of unadjusted claims: 192,440 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More

Alaska: Extended Benefits Nearing End

March 29, 2018 - The Department of Labor & Workforce Development in the state of Alaska has announced an update to extended Unemployment Insurance Benefits. Extended benefits began for eligible participants on November 5, 2017. The last payable week of these benefits will be April 7, 2018. The reason for the termination of these extended benefits is due to … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

March 23, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 17, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 229,000 4 week moving average: 223,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.3% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,828,000 4-week moving average: 1,880,500 Number of unadjusted claims: 198,473 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

March 21, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 10, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 226,000 4 week moving average: 221,500 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.3% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,879,000 4-week moving average: 1,890,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 195,897 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

March 9, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 3, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 231,000 4 week moving average: 222,500 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.3% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,870,000 4-week moving average: 1,906,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 226,450 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More

Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program

March 8, 2018 - The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor strives to improve the workforce on a national level by achieving compliance with labor standards. One way the Division plans to stay on top of this mission is with a new pilot program, expediting back wages to employees, without any extra fees. Created … Read More

Employee Retention Credit For Employers Affected By California Wildfires

March 5, 2018 - The President recently signed the new Budget Agreement, enacting Section 20103: Employee Retention Credit for Employers Affected by California Wildfires, which extends the Employee Retention Credit to “retained employees” for employers in the California Wildfire Disaster Zone similar to the recent Disaster Tax Relief Hurricane Bill.  Individuals who reside or have a business in Butte, Lake, … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

March 2, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending February 24, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 210,000 4 week moving average: 220,500 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,931,000 4-week moving average: 1,920,000 Number of unadjusted claims: 195,897 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More

WOTC: A Win-Win

March 1, 2018 - The advantages of participating in the WOTC program bears repeating. The WOTC (Work Opportunity Tax Credit) program is a federally funded incentive program rewarding businesses hiring those from certain groups, helping both employee and employer. With the WOTC program, after an employee has been employed for at least 400 hours, a business can gain a … Read More