July 23, 2019 - Recent storms and flooding have put many Texans’ jobs in jeopardy. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is currently accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in the following counties: Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy. Those eligible may apply ONLINE HERE. This information must be sent within 21 days of filing the application by mail: Texas Workforce Commission, P.O. … Read More
July 3, 2019 - Effective April 1, 2019, employers in the District of Columbia are now liable for tax under the DC Paid Leave Act. This means that employers must file quarterly reports of wages paid to covered employees and pay the Paid Family Leave (PFL) tax based on those wages… (Click to read and/or download the full Bulletin)
June 24, 2019 - Please note that in addition to the counties mentioned in our previous postings, that the following counties have been added to those eligible to apply for DUA: Alfalfa Craig Garfield Kingfisher Pawnee Applications for DUA in these counties must be submitted by July 22, 2019.
June 21, 2019 - The unemployment wage base in the state of Washington is expected to hit a national record high of $52,700 next year. This increase of $2,900 is a result of the uptick in the average annual wage last year. Trailing close behind is Hawaii ($46,800), Oregon ($40,600), and Idaho ($40,000).
June 21, 2019 - The Department of Labor in the state of Vermont recently released the fiscal 2020 unemployment tax rates. We will a decreases in construction industries with a dip of .6% in the new-employer tax rates for buildings construction, bringing it down to 4%. This applies to Code 236. Another change applies to Code 237, the civil-engineering … Read More
June 21, 2019 - Employers in the state of Wyoming now have the flexibility to authorize payments, file reports and appeals, as well as make account changes online with the help of a brand new cloud-based UI tax system. The Wyoming Unemployment Insurance (WYUI) upgrade has been years in the making with the collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). … Read More
June 20, 2019 - As an update to our June 14th posting, we would like to make you aware that the following four counties have been added to those eligible to apply for DUA as a result to recent storms in the state of Oklahoma: Cherokee Le Flore Noble Nowata Please contact us with any questions you may have … Read More
June 14, 2019 - Many workers in Oklahoma who have been unable to work due to the continuing storms that began on May 7th in the state are now able to send in applications for Unemployment Assistance (DUA) to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC). The first step in the process is to file a state unemployment insurance claim … Read More
June 4, 2019 - A bill was just passed in the Alabama House of Representatives that ties the length of unemployment benefits to the unemployment rate in the state. For example, during times of a 6.5% maximum rate of unemployment within the state, the length of receiving benefits would go down to 14 weeks. With each 0.5% increase in … Read More
June 4, 2019 - Hawaii continues to rebuild from destruction caused by last year’s floods, Hurricane Lane, and the eruption of Kilauea. The Department of Labor released $4 million in Disaster Unemployment Insurance benefits, helping those who lost their job as a result of the disasters and are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits. This amount was part of the … Read More