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Tax Law Offers a Carrot to Gig Workers. But It May Have Costs.
Article in The New York Times by Noam Scheiber on how tax law offers a carrot to gig workers by rewarding workers who sever formal relationships with their employers and become contractors, but it may have costs.
US Labor Department Awards $65M To Help Unemployed Workers with Job Searches, Maintain Integrity of Unemployment Insurance Program
News release on the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA) award of $65 million to 52 state workforce agencies to operate Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment programs for ...
Study Finds Electronic Unemployment Insurance Data Submission Tool a "Game-Changer" in Accuracy, Timeliness, and Reducing Man Hours
Press Release issued on November 29, 2017, by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), announcing a study that found that the joint use of the Separation Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) by ...
Appeals court tosses suit in jobless benefits fraud case
This news article reports on the Michigan appeals court ruling on a class-action lawsuit filed by people who were falsely accused of defrauding the unemployment benefits system by the state's UI benefits computer program.
Sometimes Good People Make Bad Decisions
This five-minute video is for new claimants. It was produced for use: during the online claims process; for in-person claims filing at local GDOL career centers; on social media sites, such as Facebook and YouTube; and on ...
US Secretary of Labor Withdraws Joint Employment, Independent Contractor Informal Guidance
Press Release issued on June 7, 2017 by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announcing the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor's informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors.
Spend Time to Save Money
This three-minute video promotes ways that businesses can connect with the Georgia Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance system to prevent fraud and reduce UI tax increases. It has been produced as part of Georgia's ...
House passes limits on unemployment compensation
This news article reports on a measure passed by the Missouri House of Representatives that could limit the benefits that unemployed individuals can collect by restricting the number of weeks that unemployment can be drawn.
House Commerce Starts Writing New Independent Contractor Bill
Woman Sentenced for Virginia Employment Commission Fraud
Press Release issued on January 17, 2017 by the Department of Justice, Eastern District of Virginia, announcing the sentencing of a Virginia woman for her role in an unemployment insurance fraud scheme that caused a loss ...