Unemployment Insurance

The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently affirmed the determination of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDOL), as well as a lower court, that dog groomers working for a Knoxville company were misclassified as independent contractors. The case serves as a reminder to employers in Tennessee and elsewhere to ensure that they meet Read more

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 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

States release mandatory updates to labor law posters for 2013. The updates affect areas that include minimum wage, discrimination, unemployment, workers’ compensation among others. Use this checklist to ensure ALL facilities are in compliance with mandatory 2013 updates. Arizona Increase minimum wage California Discrimination and Notices A & B California Pamphlets Workers’ comp, Paid family Read more

The Illinois Department of Employment Security has announced a new initiative to hold employers that misclassify workers as independent contractors accountable. An independent contractor is considered to be self-employed, not an employee of the business or businesses with which they work. Therefore, misclassifying employers do not pay unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation for these workers. Read more

Recently the “Programs for the Unemployed” pamphlet which informs individuals about the programs offered by the Employment Development Department (EDD) was updated. The pamphlet covers Unemployment Insurance (UI), Disability Insurance (SDI), and Paid Family Leave (PFL). Unemployment Insurance (UI) is an insurance program paid for by the employer. It provides an affected individual with an Read more