News Releases | June 6, 2019

New Report: Can State Unemployment Systems Weather the Next Recession?

Barriers to accessing state unemployment benefits threaten a core program that stabilizes the economy during economic downturns

News Releases | May 31, 2019

Puerto Rico Grants 30-Day Extension to Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

“Now is the time for the Puerto Rico Labor Department to seriously boost the numbers of people applying.”

Blog | May 16, 2019

Uber Drivers Should Be Eligible for Unemployment Compensation: What’s at Stake in PA Supreme Court Case

Our amicus brief argues that there are compelling social and public policy reasons why “gig” workers like Uber drivers should(…)

News Releases | March 4, 2019

On Uber’s Responsibility to Make Unemployment Insurance Contributions for NY Drivers

Uber withdrew its appeal of a NYS unemployment ruling that found three former drivers and all other similarly situated drivers(…)

News Releases | January 23, 2019

Jobless After Hurricanes, 10,000+ Puerto Ricans Now Eligible for Unprecedented 52 Weeks of ‘Disaster Unemployment Assistance’

But advocates are raising serious concerns about the flawed application process.

Blog | January 14, 2019

Unemployment Insurance and the Government Shutdown: What Federal Workers and Contractors Need to Know

Unemployment benefits may be available to many workers affected by the shutdown, but some may later receive repayment notices.

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.

News Releases | September 5, 2018

On GAO Report on Better Targeting Reemployment Services to Jobseekers

States need better guidance to identify people who could benefit from reemployment services.

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.

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