Virginia joins the Employers Edge UI SIDES Roster

Today Virginia became the 42nd state to go live with Employers Edge on UI SIDES. This is an exciting development for our Virginia customers as participating in UI SIDES as it eliminates the initial claim mail processing time, affording our customers more lead time to gather separation details at the initial claim level. All UI

What Does it Mean to Protest an Unemployment Claim?

There are a lot of misconceptions about the way the unemployment system works. A concept that is often misunderstood is exactly how protesting an unemployment claim impacts the outcome of the claim, or whether benefits are paid or denied. When a current or former employee files for unemployment, you as the employer are notified by

Unemployment State Spotlight – Pennsylvania

The Keystone state, so named for having been both the geographic and political center of the original 13 colonies, is a state steeped in American history. Home to the liberty bell, the City of Philadelphia also housed the federal government following the signing of the Declaration of Independence there in 1776. The Constitution was later

UI Vocabulary – UI SIDES

Today, we continue our year-long series called Unemployment Vocabulary this week. If you do not work within 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. This week, we’re introducing

Unemployment State Spotlight – Nevada

Nevada, known as the Silver State, actually produces the greatest amount of gold in the country. The state of Nevada was named for the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Sierra Nevada translates to “snow covered saw,” describing the appearance of the mountain range from a distance. Ironically, snow is not a common feature in the Nevada

UI Myth Busters – Independent Contractors are Not Eligible for Unemployment

This week, we continue our series called “Unemployment Myth Busters.” There are a lot of common misconceptions about how unemployment works. We are tackling some of the most common and debunking the falsehoods related to unemployment. Myth: Independent Contractors are Not Eligible for Unemployment Many employers believe that if they hire a worker on a

Quarterly UI Industry Update

We’ve closed the first quarter of 2016 with a few notable events in the world of unemployment. The State of Connecticut recently retired its Title XII loan debt to the Federal Government.  This is certainly good news to Connecticut employers as they have been subject to the highest Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) rates in

Employers Edge Adds Michigan to Our UI SIDES Roster

Employers Edge has been a leader in the implementation and development of UI SIDES participation and best practices since the inception of the SIDES program. This morning we added Michigan to our roster of UI SIDES states and are very excited for the improvement this represents for claims processing ability and notification times for our

UI Vocabulary – Partial Unemployment

We continue our year-long series called Unemployment Vocabulary this week. If you do not work within 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. We’re examining the concept of