Unemployment Insurance Webinar Series

Legislation passed in December of 2017 addresses a number of concerns related to unemployment insurance. This two-part webinar series will cover unemployment identity theft and how to avoid penalties and comply with the new rules.

Entire Series: $110 Members / $165 Non-Members (add both webinars to cart for discount)

Per Webinar: $75 for Members / $95 Non-Members

Unemployment Identity Theft: Steps for Fraudulent Claims
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Some employers are reporting that as many as 50% of all the unemployment claims they handle are related to identity theft. Legislation passed in December 2017 addresses identity theft claims and, as a result, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (MUA) has just put a structure in place to address identity theft claims. Please join us for this 60-minute webinar to understand what steps are available to you if you or your employees are victims of unemployment insurance identity theft.

What Will Be Covered:

  • What an employer needs to provide to the MUA to properly notify them of identity theft
  • What steps an employer needs to take to remove I.D. theft charges assessed to your account
  • What steps and actions employees who are victims must take on their own
  • How to assist employees in navigating the agency system and avoiding tax penalties
  • Understanding how the agency handles identity theft claims
Unemployment New Legislation: Avoiding MUA Penalties
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

As a result of legislation passed in December 2017, many employers are getting hit with penalties and charges for failing to provide what the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (MUA) has called “inadequate or untimely information”. However, the MUA didn’t define what that means to these employers. Please join us for this 60-minute webinar to learn about the MUA’s new clarified guidance so you can avoid penalties and comply with recent legislation.

What Will Be Covered:

  •  Most common errors in filing reports that lead to penalty assessments
  •  How to avoid being assessed MUA penalties for errors in reports
  •  Protesting tax penalties and navigating the MUA system
  •  Providing adequate information to the agency to avoid charging penalties
  •  Clarifying and defining adequate information
  •  Steps to take to protest and remove penalties and interest

Expert Presenter:
Brian Gmerick of F.A.R. Management has been presenting for the Michigan Chamber for over ten years and receives excellent reviews based on presentation content, style, pace, knowledge, and experience. F.A.R. Management was formed in 1987 to provide unemployment expertise to the employer community; they provide administrative, consulting and educational services to employers concerning unemployment activity and related costs. Because unemployment is all they do, they bring unparalleled expertise to this very costly area

One (1) credit for the MI Chamber Basic or Advanced Human Resource AND Tax Policy & Finance Compliance Certification Compliance Certification Programs.
One (1) credit under the guidelines of the Michigan State Board of Accountancy.
One (1) HR (General) recertification credit hours for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.