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

19 States Hit Record Low Unemployment Rates in 2018

19 States Hit Record Low Unemployment Rates in 2018

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has archived record lows and highs by state, and 2018 proved to break the record low in 19 states. 7 of those states broke their record low in December 2018. The lowest unemployment rate was 2.0% in Hawaii for the month of May. These state unemployment rates reflect the national

Initial Unemployment Claims at 49 Year Low

Initial Unemployment Claims at 49 Year Low

The week ending January 19th proved to have the lowest number of initial unemployment claims since November 1969, according to a Department of Labor weekly news release. The initial claims for this week numbered 199,000, a decrease of 13,000 from the previous week. Unemployment claims for Federal workers are reported separately and with a one

CO and VT Pledge to Pay Unemployment Benefits to Essential Federal Workers

CO and VT Pledge to Pay Unemployment Benefits to Essential Federal Workers

Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Vermont Governor Phil Scott have both announced that Federal workers who are required to report to work without pay can file a claim for unemployment benefits. This goes against what is advised by the Federal Government, which states that only furloughed workers are eligible for unemployment benefits, not essential workers