2022 SUI Tax Rates in a Post-COVID World

2022 SUI Tax Rates in a Post-COVID World

In this article: Potential Impact of COVID-19 on 2021 SUI Tax Rates Solvency of the SUI System Average High Cost Multiple Minimum Adequate Level of Financing State Trust Fund Balances Federal Title XII Advances FUTA Credit Reductions Annual Taxable Wage Bases Insights Gained from the Great Recession Legislative Actions Impacting 2022 SUI Tax Rates Extension

Unemployment Management Tip: Valid Job Offers and Job Refusals

Unemployment Management Tip: Valid Job Offers and Job Refusals

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about businesses who are trying to ramp back up after the pandemic but are having a hard time hiring back workers. Some felt that the unemployment benefits may be attractive enough to keep employees from going back to work right away. This may have kept these employers

Protestable vs. Non-Protestable

Protestable vs. Non-Protestable

The backbone of the unemployment system is to provide financial relief to individuals who have lost their job through no fault of their own. Because of this, separation reasons fall into two categories: Protestable and Non-Protestable. Protestable Voluntary quits, most discharges, labor disputes and leaves of absence generally fall into the protestable category. Protestable reasons

States Opt Out of Federal Pandemic Program Participation

States Opt Out of Federal Pandemic Program Participation

In separate press releases, the governors of the following States announced their withdrawal from the various federal UI programs created in response to the pandemic: Alabama Arkansas Idaho Iowa Mississippi Missouri Montana North Dakota South Carolina Tennessee Utah Wyoming   While these federal programs contain a sunset date of September 4, 2021, these twelve states

Updated 2021 Wage Base Chart

Updated 2021 Wage Base Chart

Below is an updated chart reflecting the current wage bases and unemployment tax rate information. This chart is updated as of 3/26/21.

DUA Declaration in Louisiana

DUA Declaration in Louisiana

In a press release dated March 11, 2021, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) announced Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has been made available in the following 23 parishes: Avoyelles, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Baton Rouge, Franklin, Grant, LaSalle, Madison, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Webster, West Carroll, and Winn. Additional

American Rescue Plan Act Signed Into Law

American Rescue Plan Act Signed Into Law

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed HR 1319, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), a history-making $1.9 trillion economic relief package. The massive bill will bring much welcomed aid to the nation’s individuals, families, small businesses, schools, and state and local governments – all still struggling one year into the coronavirus pandemic. A top

Forms 1099-G Fraud Alert

Forms 1099-G Fraud Alert

  The U.S. Department of Justice issued a Fraud Alert for Unemployment Insurance claims on 2/26/21. The purpose of this alert is to warn of the issuance of erroneous forms 1099-G. The alert provides information about fraudulent claims and how to report them with links to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and state UI

DUA Declaration in Texas

DUA Declaration in Texas

In a press release dated February 24, 2021, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has been made available in 108 counties. Please see the press release for a listing of those counties. Additional counties may be added as recovery efforts continue. Severe winter weather began affecting the above counties in early February. A