Unemployment Fiscal Data Research Report

Unemployment Fiscal Data Research Report

Strategic Services on Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation, or UWC, now has an Unemployment Fiscal data Research Report for 2008 to 2017 available. This report provides state and national tax benefit amounts, and contains insightful data into how different states compare in terms of unemployment tax rates and benefit costs. Some of the data covered includes

2018 NAPEO Conference

2018 NAPEO Conference

The 2018 National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) annual conference in Phoenix Arizona was a huge success, and we are thankful for our clients and attendees that stopped by our booth. A Professional Employers Organization (PEO) provides extensive human resource solutions for small and mid-size businesses. Businesses that work with a PEO grow an estimated

Independent Contractors vs Employees in a “Gig Economy”

Independent Contractors vs Employees in a “Gig Economy”

The emergence of companies like Uber and Doordash has blurred the lines between employee and independent contractor. These companies have contributed to what is referred to as the “gig economy” because of the nature of the work. Individuals working for these companies can choose when and how often they work using an app to log

Pam Drake Honored by ASHHRA

Pam Drake Honored by ASHHRA

We are honored to announce that Employers Edge’s own Pamela Drake has been selected for the 2018 Outstanding Chapter Achievement Award from the American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administration (ASHHRA). The purpose of the Outstanding Chapter Achievement Award is to recognize an HR professional from each affiliated chapter whose significant contributions advance the health

CA Retires Title XII loan

CA Retires Title XII loan

The State of California recently retired their Title XII loan, which at one point exceeded $8 billion.  Title XII loans were made available to States following the Great Recession, which began in 2007.   The Title XII loans allowed States to continue paying Unemployment Insurance claims during the recession.  In exchange for receiving these loans, States

2018 SHRM – Chicago

2018 SHRM – Chicago

We had an incredible time at SHRM 2018 in Chicago. With over 17,000 paid attendees, this world renowned HR event offered unparalleled learning and networking opportunities. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth. It is our great honor to help you maintain your edge with our award winning unemployment cost control, employment verification and

Managing risks in the workplace

Managing risks in the workplace

Employers have an important role in promoting the health and safety of employees and managing risks in the workplace. As we are all aware, the use and abuse of opioid painkillers has emerged as a critical issue, reaching beyond the stereotypes of “addicts and drug seekers.“ From 1999 to 2013, the amount of prescription opioids

Why outsource unemployment claims management?

Why outsource unemployment claims management?

We’ve had a few growing companies reach out recently to ask us this question: “Why should we outsource unemployment claims?” If you are trying to decide whether to get support with your company’s unemployment claims management process, we’d love to help you talk through the process. Stop by our booth 1618 if you’re in Chicago next

Massachusetts rolls out EMAC program

Massachusetts rolls out EMAC program

Effective 1/1/18, Massachusetts rolls out EMAC program. Employer Medical Assistance Contribution Supplement. This comes after an Act Further Regulation Employer Contributions to Health Care was passed and signed into law August 2017. This modification to the unemployment insurance rate schedule was created to temporarily supplement and assist in the cost of publicly-subsidized health coverage. This