News Releases | November 2, 2018

On Trump DOL’s Proposal to Allow States to Drug-Test Unemployment Insurance Applicants

Drug testing UI applicants—when there is no basis for suspicion—is a gross insult to unemployed Americans everywhere.

Blog | July 20, 2018

Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

The law now codifies DOL’s authority to operate the RESEA program, with ten years of guaranteed, expanded funding.

News Releases | July 19, 2018

On New York State’s Employee Status Ruling for New York Uber Drivers

A state agency ruled that three former Uber drivers (and others like them) were employees for purposes of unemployment insurance.

Blog | April 9, 2018

Do Unemployment Insurance Taxes Really Affect a State’s Business Climate?

We all rely on shortcuts when making decisions in order to avoid getting overwhelmed. State legislators, in my more than(…)

Commentary | December 22, 2017

Our Country Has Forgotten the Lessons of the Great Recession

Via: The Hill

The unemployment insurance program is profoundly unprepared for the next economic downturn.

News Releases | December 19, 2017

Ten Years After Great Recession Hit, Unemployed Workers Face Greater Barriers to Jobless Aid

The share of unemployed workers receiving jobless aid is at a record low.

Press Clips | October 31, 2017

The U.S. Isn’t Prepared for the Next Recession

Via: The Atlantic

The country’s unemployment insurance system is not prepared for the next recession.

News Releases | September 25, 2017

Florida Should Extend Disaster Unemployment Assistance Filing Deadline

Florida should immediately request at least a 30-day extension of the DUA filing deadline from the U.S. Department of Labor.

News Releases | August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Response Must Include Programs to Protect Affected Workers

Workers whose jobs are affected need swift support from Unemployment Insurance and Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

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