Proposed Florida Bill – Unemployment Benefits for Domestic Violence Victims

Proposed Florida Bill – Unemployment Benefits for Domestic Violence Victims

A bill has been proposed in the Florida Legislature that would make domestic abuse victims eligible for unemployment benefits. The individual will have to verify that they have left their job in order to evade domestic abuse. They will also be responsible for proving they made a reasonable effort to maintain employment such as, for

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available to Workers Affected by Floods

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available to Workers Affected by Floods

President Trump has designated portions of Nebraska as a disaster area, prompting the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program. Individuals that are unemployed due to a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President may be eligible for DUA benefits. The other qualifications for eligibility include the worker not qualifying for regular unemployment insurance

Amendment for UI Claimant Reemployment Services

Amendment for UI Claimant Reemployment Services

The House Committee on Ways and Means has passed the BRIDGE act, short for “Building on Reemployment Improvements to Deliver Good Employment for Workers Act.” This amendment to Federal law will allow States to provide reemployment services to all unemployment Insurance claimants rather than just claimants that are expected to exhaust their full benefit amount.

Overtime Pay: Department of Labor Update

Overtime Pay: Department of Labor Update

The United States Department of Labor has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would make upwards of one million more workers eligible for overtime. The current law states that workers with a salary under $23,660 per year ($455 per week) must receive overtime pay if they exceed 40 hours per week. The new proposal

2019 National Unemployment Insurance Issues Conference

2019 National Unemployment Insurance Issues Conference

The National Foundation for Unemployment Compensation and Workers’ Compensation is hosting the 2019 National Unemployment Insurance Issues Conference in Portland Oregon, on June 26-28. The conference will have experts from the private sector and federal officials lead workshops on a variety of topics. This is an opportunity for newcomers and experts to learn more about

State Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Solvency

State Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Solvency

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) published a report this month highlighting the solvency of the State’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Funds.  The USDOL employs an Average High Cost Multiple (AHCM) method to determine solvency where trust fund balances are compared to the average benefits needed over the past 23 years.   Following the Great Recession

13th Anniversary!

13th Anniversary!

Employers Edge is celebrating its 13th birthday this month.  We’re grateful to deliver our unemployment cost control and employment and income verification services to the national marketplace.  We are constantly innovating, taking initiative and improving in any way we can. Our customers, partners and employees continue to help make this possible. We are excited for

Employers Edge – SSAE 18 SOC 2 Type II Certified

Employers Edge – SSAE 18 SOC 2 Type II Certified

Employers Edge is pleased to announce it has received SSAE 18 SOC 2, Type II Certification from the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). According to AICPA, “SOC for Service Organizations reports are designed to help service organizations that provide services to other entities, build trust and confidence in the service performed and controls related

Massachusetts Legislation Extends Unemployment Benefits for Workers During Lockouts

Massachusetts Legislation Extends Unemployment Benefits for Workers During Lockouts

Massachusetts has enacted legislation that provides additional unemployment compensation for employees affected by an employer’s lockout. The law will extend benefits 26 weeks beyond the regular unemployment compensation guidelines or until the end of the lockout, whichever is shorter. Massachusetts charges unemployment benefits in reverse chronological order, so additional payments may be charged to the employer