Which States Require You to Provide Workers With a Separation Notice?

Separation Notice Forms by State for Employment Status Change Did you know 15 states require employers to provide their workers with a separation notice upon employment status change? This includes separations from discharges, layoffs, and leaves of absence. Some states require these notices to happen within the first 24-hours, while others give you three days.  An [Read More…]

Wage Audit: Nearly No-touch Solution Available

Wage Audit requests can create a significant administrative strain on employers, and the burden seems to be growing. Over the past few years, wage audit frequency has steadily increased, and the process has become more complex. Response guidelines vary by state, employees must often spend hours reformatting data, and states are becoming more diligent about [Read More…]

Wage Audit: Payroll Transcription Required as State Agencies Enforce Response Formats

State agencies have a vested interest in deploying  wage audits, which attempt to identify claimants who simultaneously collect both paycheck and unemployment benefits. According to the United States Department of Labor, nearly $11 of every $100 in unemployment benefits is improperly paid annually; which translates to nearly $3 billion of improperly paid unemployment benefits every [Read More…]

Webinar: the wage audit challenge

I recently co-presented at a webinar with the Kansas Department of Labor and Wal-Mart, where we discussed the challenge of wage audit compliance and recent work to help improve the process for everyone involved. One thing that jumped out at me during the webinar was how much our attendees felt the pain adminstratively. Responding to a [Read More…]

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

According to FEMA, “a major disaster declaration provides a wide range of federal assistance programs for individuals and public infrastructure, including funds for both emergency and permanent work.” One of these programs is Disaster Unemployment Assistance which provides financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result [Read More…]

Unemployment 101: Earn HRCI Credit

Equifax now offers HRCI credits for training courses regarding various unemployment topics.  Register for our upcoming webinar, Unemployment 101, to earn 1 credit hour under the General HR knowledge area.  Participation is limited, so reserve your seat early. Date:  Wednesday, December 2 Time:  3:00 PM ET, 2:00 PM CT, 1:00 PM MT, 12:00 PM PT [Read More…]

UC 101: Free HRCI Credit Course Offering

HRCI Training Opportunity Calling all HRCI certified professionals!  Here’s an opportunity to receive HRCI credit for free.  We are piloting a new training offering:  UC 101, an HRCI certified course.  Recertification courses can cost upwards of $100 per credit, but during this pilot process, you can participate and receive credit for free!  The pilot course [Read More…]

UI Integrity: Let’s Get Ed-UC-ated

Unemployment Insurance (UI) Integrity has been a trending topic in Unemployment Cost Management for the past couple of years.  The waters are proving to be somewhat murky and the flow of guidance from state to state can be inconsistent. History In 2009, with unemployment rates nearly double historical norms, UI benefit payments increased significantly and [Read More…]

Upcoming Webinar: Benefit charge audits – a hidden source of unemployment cost savings

Benefit charge audits – not always regarded as glamorous work, but this is a key process that contributes significantly to the bottom line. It’s also an important way to contribute to the integrity of our nation’s unemployment insurance system. REGISTER for the webinar A group of my colleagues will be holding a webinar on March [Read More…]