State Spotlight -Tennessee

State Spotlight -Tennessee

This week, our State Spotlight on Tennessee allows us to share interesting facts about the state along with statistics regarding current unemployment conditions. Tennessee was the 16th state to enter the Union and was named after the Cherokee name of “Tanasi” meaning Little River. A few other interesting facts about the state include: Nashville’s Grand

UI Vocabulary – Reasonable Assurance

We continue our year-long series called Unemployment Vocabulary this week. If you don’t work in the unemployment industry, some of the terminology utilized may be challenging to follow. It’s important to know the “lingo” to be sure that you understand what is going on within your company’s unemployment program and can spot opportunities for savings

Contributory vs. Reimbursing Employers

Contributory vs. Reimbursing Employers

There are two methodologies by which employers insure their unemployment risk, either Contributory or Reimbursing.  While there can be monetary advantages to electing the reimbursing option, there are also pitfalls to consider.  While contributory employers are required to pay UI Taxes on their employees every quarter, eligible employers who have the reimbursing designation pay only

State Spotlight – Kansas

State Spotlight – Kansas

This week, our State Spotlight on Kansas allows us to share interesting facts about the state along with current statistics regarding unemployment conditions. As the 34th state to enter the Union, Kansas is often known for its rolling plains. These vast fields rise in elevation from east to west and remind us why the state song,

US Dept of Labor released Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) rates for 2016

The US Department of Labor recently released the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) rates for 2016.  FUTA tax based on these rates will be due on January 31st, 2017. The FUTA rate uncertainty that once surrounded many states due to outstanding Title XII loan balances with the Federal Government after the Great Recession has now

Happy Thanksgiving!

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Best wishes for a healthy, happy holiday season!

Suspension & Hours Reduction as Disciplinary Measures

We often run into situations where the claimants are either suspended or have had their hours reduced as disciplinary measures.  While these may seem like acceptable forms of discipline, in both cases, the employer can inadvertently expose themselves to partial or total liability to unemployment claims.  Upon review of a claimant’s hours/wages, the state will

UI Vocabulary – Liability & Chargeability

We continue our year-long series called Unemployment Vocabulary this week. If you don’t work in the unemployment industry, some of the terminology utilized may be challenging to follow. It’s important to know the “lingo” to be sure that you understand what is going on within your company’s unemployment program and can spot opportunities for savings

State Spotlight Colorado

State Spotlight Colorado

This week, our State Spotlight on Colorado allows us to share interesting facts about the state along with current statistics regarding current unemployment conditions. We are rather fond of Colorado around here considering it’s the location of Employers Edge’s founding and corporate headquarters. In addition to the splendid Rocky Mountains and the beauty of Colorado’s