Key Take Away:
The Federal-State unemployment insurance (UI) program is another employment tax that employers must manage. Unlike other taxes however, UI taxes are experience-rated. Thus, employers have significant ability to control their tax liability. Additionally, because UI often becomes the gateway for other employment related costs, proper management of employers’ UI activities can have a positive impact on these liabilities.
Employer-paid unemployment insurance taxes and costs can be significantly important and represent a potentially critical liability. For some employers, UI tax liabilities and their relationship to other employment related cost have begun to increase significantly and now have a measurable impact on the bottom line.
While higher UI tax liabilities are just the most obvious risk created by employee separations and unemployment insurance claims; they are only the beginning. Unemployment insurance claims increasingly expose organizations to other potential liabilities: from wage and hour violations for misclassifying independent contractors, to providing plaintiffs with discovery opportunities in other types of employment litigation.
Effective management of your organization’s unemployment insurance experience provides you with the opportunity to improve your talent management results, improve your hiring and onboarding processes, enhance your performance management and discipline procedures, and reduce your exposure to discrimination and wrongful discharge claims. Effective UI management allows you to use UI metrics to assess human capital risks, measure supervisor and manager performance, more accurately allocate resources, and have a positive impact on the bottom line.
This webinar provides an update on federal and state UI issues, assesses the risks and costs associated with UI taxes and benefits, reviews the interconnection between UI and other employment and tax issues, and discusses effective UI tax management and cost control techniques.
Why You Should Attend:
o Gain an understanding of key unemployment insurance issues
o Discuss the strategic issues of employment stabilization and employee separation management
o Learn to identify and assess the risks associated with the federal-state UI program
o Discuss the financial implications of UI liabilities
o Learn how sound HR management practices reduce an organization’s exposure to UI liabilities and costs
o Identify and use UI Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
* Update on 2021 UI tax liabilities
* A discussion of federal UI law and potential changes
* Critical assessment of state UI laws
* Managing your organization’s UI tax liabilities
* Managing employment issues that impact your UI tax liabilities and other employment costs
Who will Benefit:
External and Internal Auditor
Physical CD-DVD of recorded session will be despatched after 72 hrs on completion of payment
Recorded video session
Ronald Adler is the president-CEO of Laurdan Associates, Inc., a veteran-owned, human resource management consulting firm in Rockville, Md., specializing in HR audits, employment practices risk management, benchmarking and HR metrics, strategic HR, employee surveys, and unemployment insurance issues. Mr. Adler has more than 42 years of HR consulting experience working with U.S. and international firms, small businesses and non-profits, insurance companies and brokers, and employer organizations. Mr. Adler is a consulting expert on workforce, employment practices, and unemployment insurance issues to Bloomberg BNA, HR Magazine, and other publications and newspapers across the country. His research findings have been used by the Federal Reserve Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Federation of Independent Business, insurers, and international organizations.
Mr. Adler is the developer of the Employment-Labor Law Audit™ (ELLA®), the nation's leading HR auditing and employment practices risk assessment tool, and is a frequent lecturer and author on HR management and workplace issues. As an adjunct professor at Villanova University, Mr. Adler teaches graduate courses on HR auditing. He is also a certified instructor on employment practices and insurance issues for The CPCU Society, has conducted continuing professional education courses for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants on "Assessing Employment and Personnel Policies," and has conducted continuing professional education courses for SHRM, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Institute of Management Consultants.
As a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Mr. Adler has served as a subject matter expert (SME) to SHRM on HR metrics and formerly served on SHRM's Human Capital Measurement/HR Metrics Special Expertise Panel. He has also served as a consulting expert on workplace issues to SHRM's legislative staff, has contributed materials for The SHRM Academy and the SHRM Learning System, and has represented SHRM in meetings with the EEOC.
Mr. Adler has also served as an appointee to the State of Maryland Legislative UI Committee. Additionally, he belongs to the Institute of Internal Auditors, chaired the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's UI Subcommittee and served as a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Labor Relations Committee.
Mr. Adler holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. degree from Southern Illinois University.