Unemployment Updates

Keep Your Finger on the Pulse of Unemployment Insurance Changes

These regular unemployment updates are written by our team to help you stay current with UI industry trends and changes.

Massachusetts UI Solvency and Tax Rate Increase Update

What’s Happened? It’s been an action-packed two weeks for UTCA! Many Massachusetts employers are still coming to terms with the grim unemployment tax escalations they are experiencing. If you are not yet aware of the issue, you can read our previous post here. We...

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APRA and unemployment – what employers need to know!

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021  Act has passed.  You've now sifted through all the articles about the third stimulus check and I'm sure your mind goes to the next most exciting question.....which unemployment provisions were affected?! Many of the provisions...

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More Weeks, More Charges and the $600 Question

As employers continue to navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic, the CARES Act has provided a tremendous amount of optimism. UTCA has been diligently providing insight to clients, non-clients, human resources and industry associations as they all pose their unique...

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UI & The CARES Act

3-30-20 The CARES Act is now Law. The challenge of implementing the Unemployment related provisions to make payments is now beginning for the federal and state governments as the expectation is it is implemented quickly. The additional COVID-19 related payments are...

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UI Phone Hearings and Coronavirus – Temporary or New Norm?

We’ve seen state unemployment agencies transition to phone hearings as opposed to “live” or in-person hearings, for some time now. Amidst the COVID-19 scare and social distancing guidelines, states such as Massachusetts have limited the format to telephone-only. While...

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