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Virginia Forms Task Force to Block Worker Misclassification

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed an executive order establishing a task force to come up with a plan to prevent worker misclassification and payroll fraud. The state estimates that the misclassification of employees as independent contractors costs Virginia as …

Unemployment Claims on Rise in Louisiana

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Oct. 15 increased from the previous week’s total. The state labor department figures show the initial claims rose to 2,674 from the previous week’s total of 2,558. For the …

Agency Predicts Oklahoma Unemployment Tax Break

State employment officials say businesses across Oklahoma can expect a break when it comes to paying unemployment insurance in 2014. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission announced that many businesses can expect to pay less because of record collections into the …

North Carolina Cuts Unemployment Benefits

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on Tuesday signed into law a measure that will cut benefits for jobless workers by about one-third and reduce how long they can collect any aid in a state with the fifth-highest unemployment rate in …

NY’s Senator Schumer Calls for End to ‘Job-killing’ Insurance Fee

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for an end to a new government surcharge that amounts to roughly $20 per worker for New York businesses. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported that Schumer called the surcharge an example of “job-killing taxes.” …

La. First-Time Unemployment Claims Increase

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 6 increased from the previous week’s total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims increased to 4,033 from the previous week’s total of 3,857. …