United States: New York City’s New Far-Reaching "Unemployment" Discrimination Law - Holland & Knight
On June 11, 2013, New York City will join New Jersey, Oregon and Washington D.C. as one of the few jurisdictions with legislation prohibiting discrimination against unemployed job applicants.
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Applications for U.S. Jobless Aid Fall to 393,000
(WASHINGTON) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 393,000 last week. It was the second straight drop after Superstorm Sandy had driven applications much higher earlier this month. A Labor Department analyst said Thursday that the storm had little effect on last week’s data. Applications had spiked to 451,000 three weeks ago after Sandy battered the East Coast, closing businesses in the Northeast and cutting off power to 8 million homes in 10 states. People can claim unemployment benefits if their workplaces are forced to close and they aren’t paid. (MORE: Superstorm Sandy Pushes U.S. Jobless Claims to 439K) The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, rose to 405,250 last week. That figure has been elevated by the storm. Superstorm Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29. The government reported last week that the storm caused benefit applications to jump by 75,000 in just New York and New Jersey in the week that ended ...
Unemployment Falls in 75 Percent of U.S. States
(WASHINGTON) — An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 U.S. states last month, the latest indication that the job market is slowly healing. Unemployment rates are now below 7 percent in 23 of the 50 states. The Labor Department says rates rose in seven states in October and were unchanged in six. South Carolina’s rate fell from 9.1 percent to 8.6 percent, the biggest drop among states. It has fallen a full percentage point in just two months. The state gained 7,300 jobs in October, mostly in hotels, restaurants, education and health care, and government. Alaska and Wisconsin recorded the next biggest declines. (MORE: More Jobs, Less Pay) Nationwide, the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent in October. But it has declined a full point in the past year. Employers added 171,000 jobs in October. Job gains in September and August were also much stronger than initially estimated. That raised the average job growth from July through September to 174,000 a month, up ...
United States: New Jersey Bills Seek To Reduce Or Eliminate Unemployment Benefits Upon Receipt Of Severance Benefits - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On May 10, 2012, a bill was introduced (A2654) to disqualify individuals from receiving unemployment insurance benefits when their severance payments significantly exceed the average annual pay for all workers in the state.
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