Category: Regional

Missouri: Minimum Wage Rate

November 29, 2018 - Effective January 1, 2019, the established minimum wage rate in the state of Missouri will be $8.60. This law applies to all private businesses, with the exception of retail/service companies with annual gross sales under $500,000. Each year, this rate will increase by 85 cents until the year 2023. The state’s minimum wage may not … Read More

California: DUA For Recent Fires

November 26, 2018 - As disastrous fires continue to burn in various parts of California, we are keeping an eye on announcements from the California Employment Development Department regarding available benefits for those affected. As of the time of this post, Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available for the following counties: Butte County (Camp Fire): For losses beginning the week … Read More

Wisconsin: DUA

November 5, 2018 - A major disaster was declared by the President on October 18th in the state of Wisconsin.  Severe storms with flooding, landslides, and other damage caused significant workforce disruption. The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is accepting applications for DUA benefits for those in the following 8 counties: Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, and … Read More

Alaska: Minimum Wage Increase

November 5, 2018 - A ballot passed by voters back in 2014 raised the minimum wage in the state of Alaska by one dollar in 2015 and 2016. The vote states the rate would continue to be adjusted for inflation each year, which will bring the rate up to $9.89 from $9.84 starting in 2019. Law requires the state … Read More

Florida: Message from the DEO

November 5, 2018 - Along with the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) programs we mentioned in a previous post, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has also activated the Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan for Floridians impacted by Hurricane Michael. This program provides one year of interest-free loans through the Florida SBDC Network, helping those affected with costs such as … Read More

Louisiana: Separation Report LWC 77

October 25, 2018 - Whenever an employee terminates for a reason that would potentially disqualify him/her from receiving UI benefits, such as a discharge for misconduct, a quit without good cause connected with the work, or a labor dispute, it is important that the employer completes a separation notice within three days after the date on which the separation … Read More

Florida: Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

October 25, 2018 - The recent destruction of Hurricane Michael displaced many Floridian workers. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has announced they are currently accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits from following counties:  Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla, Washington, and Leon. Applicants must file by November 14, 2018. Requested supporting documents … Read More

South Carolina: DUA

October 19, 2018 - Following the destruction of Hurricane Florence, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has been announced in the following South Carolina counties: Dillon, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro. The deadline to apply for benefits in these counties is October 24, 2018. Documentation of proof of lost income due to the storm may be required during the application process. The … Read More

North Carolina: DUA

October 19, 2018 - Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has been made available for a number of counties in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Florence. Workers in the state that are unable to work as a result of this storm may be eligible for benefits. It is important to note that claimants must file within 30 days of … Read More

Florida: Rebuild Florida

September 27, 2018 - The Florida Unemployment Insurance agency has been working directly with the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) on a program called Rebuild Florida. This government program was created to assist low-income families with rebuilding their homes as well as owners of houses and rental properties that suffered destruction from Hurricane Irma last year. It has been … Read More