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February 2020

UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT W/E FEBRUARY 22, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending February 22,  2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 219,000
  • 4 week moving average: 209,750
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,724,000
  • 4-week moving average: 1,729,250
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 199,093
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 2,063,550

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

 

AHOD

AHOD

All Hands on Deck

Kicking off 2020 the right way by celebrating our colleagues.  Read more about it below.

In our first AHOD meeting of the year we looked ahead and communicated our vision for 2020.  Department heads stood in front of the entire company and shared the expectations they had for their team.  Stating a clear vision of how their department will enable the success of our clients.

One of the key themes to the AHOD is celebration.  We were happy to announce the latest additions to our Hall of Fame wall with five years of service to our clients, Nate Kenney (COO) and Jessica Ralston (Quality Control Manager).  These two have had too many contributions to list, but both excel in helping others to believe in themselves and achieve more than they thought is possible.

The celebrating didn’t end there as we announced our inaugural Core Purpose & Core Value winners of 2019.

The Core Purpose award “To Enable Success” was presented to Lloyd Layne whom truly has an entrepreneurial spirit and is a large part of the success of Thomas and Company both internally and externally.  In his role as Manager of Data Operations, he has continuously implemented systematic efficiencies, and improved processes resulting in greater bandwidth for the entire team..  He jumps at the chance to help his colleagues save time on data related tasks.

Ashley Parry was awarded “Remember Who We Are” with more than 11 years with Thomas and Company, she has a proud service history and prides herself on doing things the right way.

Jessica Ralston is focused on being better today than she was yesterday and actualizing her potential. Therefore the “Always Improving” award was presented to her as she continues to push herself and her team to be more efficient and deliver more value.

The “Own It” award went to Taylor Bennett because no project is too big, nor too small, and “that’s not my job” doesn’t exist in his vocabulary.  Taylor’s vast list of accomplishments range from the large-scale deployment of new servers, to the implementation of complex storage hardware, and dynamic security initiatives.

Amanda Wulforst supports our clients and her co-workers by sharing her knowledge, approaching all communication with kindness and appreciation, and handling every situation with grace.  Amanda has your back, as well as the award for “Solidarity.”

Congratulations once again to our Core Purpose & Core Value winners!

FLSA JOINT EMPLOYER RULE

It has been over 60 years since the Fair Labor Standards Act has been updated regarding joint employer status. A final ruling providing more consistency in court decisions on the matter has been made today which clarifies FLSA joint employer status and may therefore reduce litigation costs that often arise from employer nonconformity. This final rule will go into effect 60 days after the date of publication.

The Wage and Hour Division has developed the following four‐factor balancing test to determine FLSA  joint employer status, asking whether the employer does the following:

  • Hires or fires the employee;
  • Supervises and controls the employee’s work schedule or conditions of employment to a substantial degree;
  • Determines the employee’s rate and method of payment; and
  • Maintains the employee’s employment records.

Additionally, the final rule adds clarity to contractual agreements with the employer, business practices that may or may not create a joint employer status, as well as other situations determining the status.

Learn more about the rule here.

UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT W/E FEBRUARY 8, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending February 8, 2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 205,000
  • 4 week moving average: 212,000
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,698,000
  • 4-week moving average: 1,726,750
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 218,977
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 2,083,084

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT W/E FEBRUARY 1, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending February 1,  2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 202,000
  • 4 week moving average: 211,750
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,751,000
  • 4-week moving average: 1,742,250
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 224,448
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.5%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 2,142,856

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT W/E JANUARY 25, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending January 25,  2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 216,000
  • 4 week moving average: 214,500
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,703,000
  • 4-week moving average: 1,755,500
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 228,386
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 2,079,778

The full news release report can be downloaded here.