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The Silver Standard is No Silver Lining for NJ Employers

New Jersey’s unemployment compensation law has always disqualified individuals from collecting unemployment benefits if they were fired for engaging in misconduct. However, the misconduct standard recently and significantly...more

Federal Appeals Court Holds That Supplemental Unemployment Compensation Benefits Are Not ‘Wages’ Subject To FICA Taxation,...

In an important recent decision, United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., et al., Case No. 01-1563, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 18820 (6th Cir. Sept. 7, 2012), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that supplemental...more

Pennsylvania Regulatory Review Panel Disapproves Of L&I's New UC Active Work Search Requirements

In the past year there has been a flurry of activity in the courts and the General Assembly surrounding the availability of unemployment compensation benefit to employees within the state. To start off 2012, amendments to the...more

New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill Amending Unemployment Insurance Benefits Disqualification Standards

On December 3, 2012, the Assembly passed a bill (A1874) that would amend New Jersey’s Unemployment Compensation Law regarding disqualification from unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for misconduct by claimants. The bill...more

Definition Of “Unemployment” In The Context Of Eligibility For Unemployment Insurance Benefits Is Amended

Louisiana Employment Security Law defined “unemployment” for purposes of collecting unemployment compensation benefits, itemizing a number of familial relationships to a principal or controlling stockholder or principal...more

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