Unemployment Insurance : 2018 Update

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    Speaker: Ronald Adler


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    Duration: 90 Minutes
    Product Code: 50426
    Level: Intermediate
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OVERVIEW

Effective management of an organization's unemployment insurance experience provides the organization with significant opportunities. From improvingthe organization’s talent management results, and its hiring and on-boarding processes, effective UI management can enhance its performance management and discipline proceduresand reduce its exposure to discrimination and wrongful discharge claims. 

Effective UI management further allows the organization 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.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND

With the recession now behind us, the costs associated with UI are now lower for many employers. This year, UI tax rates have dropped to state minimum rates — although for many, taxable payrolls have been increasing — thus requiring employers to pay to other separation and UI issues. 

Ofcourse, UI tax liabilities are just most obvious risk created by employee separations and unemployment insuranceclaims activity. Unfortunately, unemployment insurance claims increasingly expose organizations to other potential liabilities and increasingly, UI claims activity is just the starting point for more detailed employment compliance management analysis. Thus, UI related activities often represents the initial stages of a more intense analysis of your employment policy and practices and can result in significant liabilities.

AREAS COVERED

This webinar provides an update on federal and state UI issues, discusses 2018 state tax liabilities, assesses the risks and costs associated with UI taxes and benefits, and discusses effective UI tax management and cost control techniques.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Gain an understanding of key unemployment insurance issues 
  • Discuss the strategic issues of employment stabilization and employee separation management
  • Learn to identify and assess the risks associated with the federal-state UI program 
  • Discuss the financial implications of UI liabilities 
  • Learn how sound HR management practices reduce an organization's exposure to UI liabilities and costs
  • Identify and use UI Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

WHO WILL BENEFIT

  • Human Resources
  • Internal auditing
  • External auditing
  • Risk management
  • Compliance management
  • Banking & financial Services

SPEAKER

Years of Experience: 42+ years

Areas of Expertise: HR Audits, Risk Management, Unemployment Insurance, and Employee Survey

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 work force, 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 co-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 serves 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 is 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 is an appointee to the State of Maryland Legislative UI Committee. Additionally, he belongs to the Institute of Internal Auditors, chairs the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's UI Subcommittee and is 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 

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