Category Archives: Unemployment Claims

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04.13.16 |

Managing the Risks of Unemployment Claims

Effectively managing the risks of unemployment claims is an important part of an overall employment-related compliance strategy. While federal unemployment insurance (UI) tax rates are fixed, state UI tax rates are not; instead, they’re directly related to the number of your former employees who successfully claim and collect unemployment benefits. By following best practices in…Read More »


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Federal Limits: What’s Changing in 2016

As an employer, are you aware of the federal limits that need to be followed for Social Security (also known as Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? Here’s what you need to know as your business looks ahead to 2016: The social security maximum taxable earnings will remain the same as…Read More »


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Four States and One U.S. Territory Could be Subject to a FUTA Credit Reduction in 2015 (Update)

The end of the calendar year is approaching quickly and businesses need to be mindful of the various deadlines that can affect them, including the November 10 deadline for states that have outstanding Federal Unemployment Trust Fund loans that are being used to help states pay for unemployment benefits. These loans directly impact the amount…Read More »


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Nine States Could be Subject to a FUTA Credit Reduction in 2015 (See UPDATE)

UPDATE to FUTA CREDIT REDUCTION The end of the calendar year is approaching quickly and businesses need to be mindful of the various deadlines that can affect them, including the November 10 deadline for states that have outstanding Federal Unemployment Trust Fund loans that are being used to help states pay for unemployment benefits. These…Read More »


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Reduction in Taxable Wage Base Means Michigan Employers Pay Less in Unemployment Taxes

The Unemployment Insurance Agency, which operates Michigan’s unemployment insurance program by collecting unemployment taxes from employers, recently announced that businesses will pay less in unemployment taxes due to a reduction in the state’s Taxable Wage Base starting in the third quarter of 2015.1 This reduction only applies to contributing employers who pay unemployment taxes and…Read More »


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04.14.15 |

The Benefits You Aren’t Talking About (But Should Be)

If you are reading this blog, then you probably already know that while salary is important, benefits can potentially make or break your talent attraction and retention strategies. But while many companies strategize over the competitiveness of the benefits of working for their organization, few take the time to consider the benefits they offer upon…Read More »


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Supporting Employees in Transition

In today’s marketplace, applying for a job often requires you to do more than submit an application. You may need to network, build relationships and develop a personal brand that will resonate with prospective employers.  For anyone transitioning from unemployment, finding the right opportunity can be a challenge unless you have the right resources and…Read More »


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Choosing SIDES: An Innovative Resource to Help Prevent Increases in Unemployment Tax Rates and Protect Data Security

 The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) is an Internet-based, nationally standardized tool that employers and third-party payroll administrators can use to help prevent the increase of state unemployment tax rates by enabling quick and accurate electronic responses to unemployment insurance (UI) requests in nearly every state. ADP government relations analyst Alison Duronslet contributed to…Read More »


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How Can Your Business Control Expenses Associated with Unemployment Insurance?

While the Great Recession may have officially ended, many unemployed workers are still struggling to re-enter the workforce. According to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the number of unemployed workers exceeds the number of available job openings. In July 2014, for example, 9.5 million workers were unemployed but there…Read More »


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08.05.14 |

Decrease in Unemployment Claims May Signal Job Market Recovery

According to a report by Reuters, unemployment benefits claims as of mid-July 2014 have fallen to their lowest level in nearly 8 1/2 years, which may mean that the labor market is beginning to recover. Contrary to economic forecasts, the 284,000 claims filed the week of July 19 declined by 19,000 from the previous week,…Read More »



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