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Senate Unexpectedly Moves Forward On Unemployment Benefits
How Automation Could Impact the Public Workforce
Article in Governing.com by Mike Maciag on how automation could impact the public workforce including the job security of certain government personnel who perform repetitive back-office tasks, such as eligibility checks.
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.
Georgia unemployment insurance appeals unit named best in nation among large states
News story on the naming of Georgia Department of Labor's (GDOL) Unemployment Insurance (UI) Appeals Tribunal as the best performer among the nation's 22 largest states for handling UI appeals by the United States Department ...
The U.S. Still Has No Idea How Many Puerto Ricans Are Out of Work
Article from CNN.com by Patrick Gillespie on how five months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, the U.S. government still can't keep a precise track of how many people are filing for unemployment on the island. The ...
Exec fired over co-worker's $1.3M embezzlement can get unemployment comp, court rules
This news article reports a case of a Pennsylvania executive seeking unemployment compensation after he was fired for not overseeing the work of an employee after he was specifically told not to supervise the employee.
Get Ready for Unprecedented Number of Cybersecurity Threats in the Coming Year
This article is an opinion piece that warns of the increasing frequency of cybersecurity threats, and predicts that these will continue in 2018. This piece also presents the author's recommendations about how entities can ...
Gig Workers between Jobs Shouldn't Assume They're Ineligible for Unemployment
This news article reports that an expanding share of out-of-work people are missing out on Unemployment Insurance benefits because they assume they're ineligible and never apply. Under certain circumstances, however, they ...
Gig Economy Workers Need Benefits. These Companies Are Popping Up to Help.
News article that discusses businesses that have begun to offer benefits and employment insurance options (like unemployment insurance, disability insurance, and workers' compensation) to workers in the gig economy.