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October 16, 2011

North Carolina ESC Chair Suspends Certain Provisions of Unemployment Law

North Carolina Employment Security Commission Chairman Lynn R. Holmes
North Carolina Employment Security Commission Chairman Lynn R. Holmes
Employment Security Commission (ESC) Chairman Lynn R. Holmes officially notified leaders of the General Assembly on Wednesday that she was suspending certain provisions of Senate Bill 532 because the provisions do not comply with federal law.

US DOL Had Threatened Eligibility of NC Employers to Receive FUTA Credit

In a September 22, 2011, letter from Gay M. Gilbert, Administrator in the Office of Unemployment Insurance of the US Department of Labor (DOL) to Chairman Holmes, the DOL requested that Chairman Holmes use her authority under North Carolina law to suspend certain provisions of the law. If the provisions had not been suspended and the law took effect November 1, 2011, the DOL would not certify North Carolina as in compliance with provisions of the FUTA Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) and the Social Security Act (SSA). Without this certification, employers in North Carolina would not be eligible to receive the FUTA credit on Form 940, Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return.

Four Points of Law Found in Conflict

There were four parts of the law that the DOL had considered in relation to conformity issues. They are:

  1. A provision that would allow employers thirty days to respond to a claim notice;
  2. A provision that would permit the total reduction of benefit rights if an individual is arrested for or convicted of certain criminal behavior;
  3. A provision that would permit an individual to be totally disqualified for unsatisfactory performance; and
  4. A provision that would permit parties to waive the right to an appeal hearing by entering stipulations resolving the issues of an appeal.

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October 1, 2011

Nevada Unemployment Wage Base to Decrease to $26,400

Cynthia Jones, Administrator for the Employment Security Division
Cynthia Jones, Administrator for the Employment Security Division
The Employment Security Division of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation has announced an decrease in the taxable wage base for 2012.

Wage Base Decreases for Second Consecutive Year

The wage base will decrease from $26,600 for 2011 to $26,400 for 2012. This will be the second straight year that Nevada has reduced the taxable wage base.

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November 21, 2009

Nevada Unemployment Wage Base to Increase to $27,000

The Employment Security Division of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation has announced an increase in the taxable wage base for 2010. The wage base will increase from $26,600 for 2009 to $27,000 for 2010. Contact Vision Payroll if you have any questions on Nevada unemployment taxable wage base or visit our Unemployment Taxable Wage Base page.

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