Tag: UI

Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates Up in 2024

For California’s employers, the new year brings new unemployment insurance (UI) tax increases. Governor Gavin Newsom’s annual budget proposal, released last week, foresees belt tightening for...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Urges Veto of Unemployment Benefits for Striking Workers

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a broad coalition of more than 110 businesses, associations and local chambers of commerce in urging the...
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CalChamber Tags UI Proposal SB 799 as a Job Killer; Bill Would Require Employers...

The California Chamber of Commerce has tagged SB 799 (Portantino; D-Burbank) as a job killer bill, citing the proposal’s requirement for employers to subsidize striking workers...

CalChamber Tags UI Proposal SB 799 as a Job Killer; Bill Would Require Employers...

The California Chamber of Commerce has tagged SB 799 (Portantino; D-Burbank) as a job killer bill, citing the proposal’s requirement for employers to subsidize...

Record Budget Surplus Calls for Tripling Down on UI Fund Offset

Californians have traveled a bumpy road to post-pandemic recovery, with healthy employment and wage growth on the one hand, but soaring inflation and cost-of-living...
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UI Fund Insolvency and Payroll Tax Increases – Who’s Going to Do Something About...

With the legislative frenzy complete for the year, Sacramento’s policymakers are turning their eyes towards next year’s budget and their next round of legislative...

Legislative Action Can Avert Tax Hike on State Employers

Like the rest of California society, employers are cautiously hopeful the worst of the pandemic has passed. The wreckage of human life, family health,...

Rising Payroll Taxes Coming to Shore Up California’s Pandemic-Depleted UI Fund

As the 2021 crop of legislation is coming into form and moving through legislative committees addressing a range of topics, one topic is conspicuously...

Streamlined Work Sharing Program Offers Alternative to Layoffs

As California businesses continue to struggle to maintain their workforces during COVID-related closing and reopenings, employers should keep in mind California’s underutilized work share...
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AB 1731 Provides Rare Win-Win Option for California’s Businesses and Workers During Economic Downturn

As the 2020 legislative season comes to a close, we can certainly say it has been a chaotic time for employers. One bright spot...

How Part-Time Return to Work Affects Employee’s UI Benefits

My employee has been on furlough and collecting unemployment insurance (UI). If I bring her back to work part time, what is the maximum...

Big Picture Changes to Unemployment Insurance, Related Benefits under CARES Act

This brief summarizes unemployment benefits available in California, as updated by the federal CARES Act, passed by Congress on March 25, 2020. The CARES Act...