Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW YORK UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE - CAN EMPLOYER CONSENT TO INELIGIBLE REQUEST FOR BENEFITS - CONT PART 2

In 2011, Congress passed the Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act ("Act") to help maintain the integrity of the nationwide UI program. The Act required each state to implement, by October 2013, legislation to prevent, detect, and reduce the improper payment of UI benefits.

According to the DOL website:

"The U.S. Department of Labor is implementing a number of strategies to help states address Unemployment Insurance (UI) improper payments. Reducing the improper payment rate requires strong federal-state collaboration and intense focus by the entire UI system. The Department announced a call to action to all states to ensure that payment integrity remains a top priority and to foster the development of state specific strategies to prevent improper payments. This call to action reinforced that "everyone owns integrity" across the UI system and provided the expectation that states continuously assess their root causes of improper payments and implement state-specific action plans to reduce their rates."

http://www.dol.gov/dol/maps/Strategies.htm

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