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The Politics of Preemption and Local Labor Laws: From Minimum Wage to “Right to Work”

Increasingly frustrated by their inability to affect employment law at the federal and state level, progressive advocates have turned their attention to local government.  At this level, they have been able to enact ordinances to raise the minimum wage, guarantee paid sick day laws, and even protect LBGT rights in the workplace — proposals, which have all failed at the federal level.  1,011 more words

On Labor

NELP commentary on Obama Administration UI proposals

Rick McHugh of the National Employment Law Project has two posts describing the Obama Administration’s unemployment proposals.

In the first post, he notes that the Administration wants to mandate a norm of 26 weeks of state UI benefits, which currently exists in Wisconsin after the waiting week, use of an alternative base period for determining eligibility for UI benefits (also currently available in Wisconsin), opening up UI eligibility to those looking for part-time work (currently NOT available in Wisconsin), and requiring states to allow workers to quit jobs for compelling family circumstances without losing unemployment benefits (currently available in Wisconsin but not well-enforced). 106 more words

Employer Unemployment Taxes

Austin Gets a Second Chance

By Jimmy Preston
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*KTSW consists of and respects varying opinions within its staff. Opinion articles do not reflect the opinion of KTSW as a whole. 466 more words

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The declining market for unemployment benefits

Claire McKenna and Rick McHugh of NELP describe how unemployment benefits continue to be artificially low across the nation in 2015. Their key finding:

Using the latest data, we find that the recipiency rate in 2015 remained at a record low, with just over one in four jobless workers (27 percent) receiving UI benefits in 2015.

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The story with wage insurance

As noted previously, in January 2016 the White House proposed various unemployment reforms, including wage insurance for folks who take lower paying jobs.

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Large state UI programs unprepared for next recession

Rick McHugh of NELP offers the following observations about unemployment legislation in other states:

Ben Casselman of the 538 blog has a new posting on the current state of UI programs.

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Unemployment Claims

In 2016, SNAP time limit should NOT be applied to UI claimants

Via NELP, Elizabeth Lower-Basch of CLASP indicates that a three-month limitation on SNAP (aka food stamp) benefits will reappear in 2016. This limitation, however, should… 694 more words