Unemployment Laws Have New Teeth Under The Integrity Act

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 7:01 PM EST) -- In 2011, President Barack Obama signed the Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act as part of the enactment of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011.

The act, which is a subsection of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, prohibits states from relieving employers of charges to their unemployment tax account when:

(1) a payment was made because the employer, or an agent of the employer, was at fault for failing to respond timely or adequately to the request from the unemployment insurance division for information relating to...
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