How to Properly Notify Employees of Unemployment

Recently you’ve probably heard the horror stories coming out about layoffs, furloughs, and closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees are signing onto Zoom calls only to learn they’re being let go and then being left on the call alone. Others log onto a social media site and hear the news secondhand. No matter how you look at it, these are not good practices. Read more

10 Employer Responsibilities During the Unemployment Claims Process

A dangerous trap to fall into is assuming that an unemployment insurance claim is completely in the hands of the employee. It does fall to them for file, but your role is long from over. Read through these ten responsibilities during the process to make sure you stay up-to-date with UI claims. Read more

What Does the CARES Act Mean for My Business?

Established at the end of the March, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides aid to families around the United States facing economic hardships due to the pandemic. While the stimulus package contains many relief aspects, there are certain unemployment insurance pieces relevant to your business. Read more

Important Unemployment Updates You Need to Know

It’s not an exaggeration to say the world has been turned upside down as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the country remains shut down as states try to limit exposures and the number of cases in their states. As a result, many are facing unforeseen economic hardships. Read more

7 Top Challenges HR is Facing This Year

Human resources face many challenges, and this year is no exception. Not only do they balance their current workload in managing an entire staff, but they also have to be aware of coming trends and adjustments that need to happen in the workplace. Here are seven of the top challenges HR will face in 2020. Read more

State Unemployment Law Updates

While national unemployment rates are set by FUTA, or the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, each state has its own interpretations. SUTA, or the State Unemployment Tax Act, mandates certain requirements with each state setting distinct parameters. Keeping track can be challenging, so check your local state site for the latest updates. You can find your taxable wage bases and the calculation for your tax rates at this link to the DOL site for the 2019 unemployment law updates. Read more