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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

 2:30 PM 

Technical changes bill for UI system clears Assembly

A bill that would cover mostly technical changes to the state’s unemployment insurance system passed the Assembly on a voice vote.

AB 416 would have been part of an agreed-upon bill from the state Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council. But that panel still is working toward consensus on proposed policy changes, and the goal is to get the technical adjustments passed before the end of the year.

So Rep. Dan Knodl, R-Germantown, pushed the technical bill first.

The bill would let the state comply with federal rule changes. It would: change how benefits payments are calculated in the state’s work-share program; expand the Department of Workforce Development’s tax-intercept authority to include employers that owe UI payments to the state; and change the definition of “employer” to include out-of-state companies.


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