Illinois jobseekers who file new claims for unemployment insurance benefits need to get a jump start on the job hunt. The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) recently announced that it is enhancing its enforcement of the requirement that unemployment insurance claimants register for employment services. Beginning July 17, 2016, new claimants will be required Read more

The Idaho Department of Labor has recently updated its mandatory unemployment insurance benefits posting. The posting revisions include a new color scheme, an equal opportunity statement, and a new unemployment insurance filing claim process. Before qualifying to receive payment, the unemployment insurance program requires applicants to meet the following conditions: be totally or partially unemployed Read more

Washington Unemployment Benefits Washington State requires employers responsible for unemployment insurance coverage of their employees to post the mandatory Unemployment Benefits poster. The notice has several important changes that affect applicant eligibility and application procedures. This includes: Applicants must be able to provide employer history for the last 18 months Applicants that were in the Read more

On January 1, 2016, the minimum wage rate in the state of Massachusetts increased from $9.00 per hour to $10.00 per hour. The minimum wage rate increase is the second in a series of three annual increases required by Senate Bill 2195 signed in 2014 by Governor Deval Patrick. The next increase is scheduled for Read more

The Virginia Employment Commission is promoting the use of its online services for unemployment insurance claims and moving away from the use of in-person services. Specifically, the department has released an updated Unemployment Insurance Notice to Workers. The new posting includes an updated web address for filing a claim for benefits online.  The posting also Read more

The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) has updated the state Unemployment Insurance labor law posting.  The update includes new claims process and benefits payment information.  The notice explains: additional online and in-person claim filing options creating an online account with a valid email address benefits payments must received by direct deposit. For Read more

Nebraska’s Department of Labor has released updates to the Unemployment Insurance Advisement of Benefit Rights posting. These are mandatory-to-post changes. New Material Added: Employment Services electronic notifications requirements, Established statute section for the benefit eligibility of claimants seeking only part-time work (N.R.S. 48-627), Claimants who have drawn benefits for over six (6) weeks will be Read more

All Nevada employers with one or more employees are required to post the recently revised Unemployment Insurance Notice to Employees. The Notice to Employees has new information about filing an unemployment claim online and a new section that deals with unemployment insurance fraud. The Employment Security Division encourages claimants to use the internet to file Read more

Massachusetts has required changes to the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) mandatory-to-post UI notice. The DUA administers the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program which provides temporary income assistance to separated Massachusetts workers, those unemployed through no fault of their own. The individuals must be: Able to work, Available for work, and Looking for a job. On Read more