Labor/HR Webinar Series | Understanding and Managing Unemployment Insurance Taxes

October 13, 2022

Understanding and Managing Unemployment Insurance Taxes

Thursday, October 13, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pandemic reductions in force (RIFs) resulted in a significant increase in UI benefit payments and more than $9 billion in federal advances to assure continued payment of benefits. With the increase in UI tax rates, including the recent “interest assessment surcharge,” employers have refocused on the UI system, with questions on how tax rates have and will continue to change and what employers can do to manage their UI costs. We’ll discuss those changes and provide sample language you can use to make sure your handbook is up to date with the latest state and federal changes. Agenda will include:

  • What’s Next for UI Taxes
  • Managing UI Costs
    • Shared Work Programs
    • Addressing Fraud and Other Overpayments
    • When Voluntary UI Tax Payments Make Sense

Speakers will include:

  • Stephen Geskey, Associate Commissioner, Adjudication and Determination, NYS Department of Labor
  • Jacqueline Kagan, Director, Office of Special Investigations, NYS Department of Labor
  • Stephen Ryan, Project Coordinator, Shared Work Initiative, NYS Department of Labor
  • Ken Pokalsky, Vice President, The Business Council


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