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Beltway Buzz - September 2020 #2

“Skinny” Coronavirus Package Blocked. Congress returned to Washington, D.C., this week following an August recess, but didn’t do much to move the ball forward on pressing issues such as coronavirus relief, postal service aid,...more

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Employers Heads Up! These Are The Bills Of Importance On Governor Newsom’s Desk

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Anticipation mounts as we watch for California Governor Gavin Newsom’s action on bills of immediate importance to employers. The Governor has until September 30, 2020 to sign or veto the following bills of concern: SB 1383...more

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States Respond to the Additional Assistance for Unemployed Persons

On August 8, 2020, President Donald Trump issued a presidential memorandum that addresses the need for additional assistance for workers who have lost wages due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The memorandum on wage...more

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No Matter Who Wins the 2020 Presidential Election, Big Changes Are Coming. Will You Be Ready?

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Every election observer understands that if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the November Presidential election, big changes will soon follow. What many may not realize is that big changes will also happen if the current...more

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Canada: Federal Government Announces Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Extension, Changes to Employment Insurance Program,...

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To help Canadians through the next phase of recovery, on August 20, 2020, Canada’s federal government announced that it would transition those receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to a more flexible and...more

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Employers Beware: Unemployment Compensation Fraud Runs Rampant

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With the broad expansion of unemployment benefits during the pandemic, and states racing to get them distributed, fraud was a concern from the outset. And, sure enough, states and federal entities are reporting significantly...more

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Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – August 2020 # 12

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In Washington - The threat of a partial government shutdown and the 30 Sept budget deadline might force negotiations on the next coronavirus relief bill back on track. Congress must pass a continuing resolution to keep...more

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Federal Unemployment Insurance Assistance is Back (For Now) – What Employers Need to Know

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The CARES Act’s federal unemployment insurance supplement has expired, and a new executive order from the President has taken its place – for now....more

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Coronavirus Economic Response Update: White House Acts as Negotiations Stall

What to Expect—the Next Economic Recovery Package - Hear Ye, Here Ye! On Saturday, President Trump took executive action to defer payroll taxes, set up an assistance program for lost wages to supplement unemployment...more

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Successor Liability Considerations When Buying or Selling Colorado Distressed Entities

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COVID-19 and the resulting economic uncertainty are adversely impacting businesses worldwide. Colorado companies that are financially distressed may be unable to survive alone and may consider reevaluating consolidation...more

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Trump Signs Memoranda and Executive Order: Enhanced Unemployment Benefits, Deferred Payroll Taxes, Student Loan Relief, and Halted...

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On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed four documents—three Presidential Memoranda and one Executive Order—aimed at directing further COVID-19 relief. Two of the memoranda related to unemployment assistance and deferred...more

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Executive Action Takes Aim At Reducing Payroll Taxes And Extending Enhanced Unemployment Payments As COVID-19 Crisis Continues

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While Congress continues to work on a legislative deal, President Trump signed Executive Memoranda and Executive Orders that are designed to provide additional stimulus to address the ongoing economic ramifications of the...more

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Considerations for Employers After the End of Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

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As of July 31, 2020, individuals collecting unemployment benefits no longer receive an extra $600 per week in Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC).  Without this extra benefit, most individuals will receive less...more

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U.S. DOL: Employees Who Refuse to Work Under Unsafe Conditions May Be Eligible for CARES Act Unemployment Benefits

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While much attention is currently focused on whether Congress will extend, in whole or in part, the emergency $600 increase in unemployment insurance benefits (“UI”) that, until July 31, 2020, had been provided by the CARES...more

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Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Charging Process – UPDATE

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Wisconsin’s COVID-19 response bill (2019 Wisconsin Act 185) was enacted by the Wisconsin legislature in mid-April. It included provisions to charge unemployment claims caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency to the...more

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Wisconsin Employers Must Act Before August 15 to Secure Unemployment Insurance Account Credit Benefits

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Wisconsin employers with layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic must act before August 15th if they want to take advantage of Wisconsin law intended to afford a reduction of employer charges associated with their UI Account....more

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New Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Charging Process Requires Immediate Employer Action

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In mid-April, the Wisconsin legislature enacted Act 185, making a host of changes to the state unemployment insurance (UI) program.  One particularly helpful change for Wisconsin employers ensured that the cost of initial UI...more

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Take Action By August 15 For Wisconsin Employer's UI Account Relief

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Wisconsin employers seeking to avoid Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) benefit charges to their employer account for COVID-19-related initial claims filed between May 16 and June 30, 2020, MUST complete and file form UCB-18823-E...more

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‘Reasonable' COVID-19 Concerns Can Allow Employees to Refuse Work and Receive Unemployment Benefits

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor issued another a series of answers to questions from state unemployment agencies regarding administration of the $600 weekly supplemental federal unemployment insurance benefit provided...more

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DOL says workers may remain eligible for expanded unemployment benefits after refusing work due to COVID-19 safety concerns

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On July 21, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) advised state unemployment insurance administrators that workers who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and then refuse work that would unreasonably expose them to the virus...more

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Georgia Department of Labor Revises Employers’ Obligations for Filing Partial Unemployment Claims

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On July 17, 2020, the Georgia Department of Labor issued updated emergency Rules concerning unemployment benefits in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new Rules went into effect on July 19 and continue through...more

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Senate Republicans Introduce COVID-19 Relief Proposals: How Does It Compare to Democrats’ Priorities?

On Monday, July 27, Senate Republicans released a series of bills to embody the latest COVID-19 relief package. Proposing several separate bills at once gives the Senate the option of passing provisions that enjoy broader...more

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New State Requirement: Iowa Employers Must Tell Departing Employees About Unemployment Insurance

An emergency rule adopted by the Iowa Workforce Development agency [“IWD”] now requires Iowa employers to “ensure workers are aware of the benefits they may be eligible for if they become unemployed or experience a reduction...more

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Beltway Buzz - July 2020 #3

Congress to Debate UI and Liability? For several weeks now, the Buzz has been discussing what might be included in the next federal legislative package to address the ongoing pandemic. Legislative discussions will begin to...more

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UPDATE: IDES Releases Much-Anticipated Guidance on Non-Instructional Support Staff Employees Who Are Eligible for Unemployment...

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As we previously reported, certain non-instructional, non-administrative school term employees are now be eligible for unemployment compensation this summer. ...more

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