We received a special bulletin that the National Association of State Workforce Agencies has reported that at least 35 states will pay higher unemployment taxes in 2010. The report showed the median increase will be 27.5% for most employers, while businesses in Florida and Hawaii could see increases 10 times more than their current tax. State trust funds have been deleted, causing 26 states to borrow more than $30 billion from the federal government with numbers expecting to grow to 40 states and $90 billion by 2010.
It is imperative that employers do all that they can to prevent unwarranted claims. Please encourage (and demand) the managers to document violations of company policies which will help us in fighting unwarranted claims on your behalf. In addition, please respond to our request for additional information on a timely basis. Every claim effectively protested will make a difference.