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1 C U S T O M E R D R I V E N. B U S I N E S S M I N D E D. Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Department Of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

2 C U S T O M E R D R I V E N. B U S I N E S S M I N D E D. RECENT MAJOR CHANGES TO MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT: BENEFIT PROVISIONS

3 C U S T O M E R D R I V E N. B U S I N E S S M I N D E D. Benefit duration has been reduced from a maximum of 26 weeks to a maximum of 20 weeks for a “benefit year.” RECENT MAJOR CHANGES TO MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT

4 C U S T O M E R D R I V E N. B U S I N E S S M I N D E D. Benefit eligibility requirements have been strengthened:  Work search must be “active”  Beginning in 2013 the claimant must show a “systematic and sustained” work search  Work search is subject to audit RECENT MAJOR CHANGES TO MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT

5 C U S T O M E R D R I V E N. B U S I N E S S M I N D E D. The claimant must report the details of the “systematic and sustained” work search:  Name of employer where work was sought  Physical or on-line location of employer RECENT MAJOR CHANGES TO MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT

6 C U S T O M E R D R I V E N. B U S I N E S S M I N D E D. The claimant must report the details of the “systematic and sustained” work search:  Date of work search with the named employer  Method by which work was sought with the named employer RECENT MAJOR CHANGES TO MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT

7 C U S T O M E R D R I V E N. B U S I N E S S M I N D E D. The claimant must report the details of the “systematic and sustained” work search:  By mail or fax to UIA; or  On-line to UIA; or  In person at an MW!A Office RECENT MAJOR CHANGES TO MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT

8 C U S T O M E R D R I V E N. B U S I N E S S M I N D E D. After claimant has received half of his/her benefits on a claim, the claimant must accept any job, regardless of his/her past work experience or training, if the job pays at least: RECENT MAJOR CHANGES TO MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT

9 C U S T O M E R D R I V E N. B U S I N E S S M I N D E D.  The state minimum wage of $7.40 per hour, and  The average wage for that job in the locality, and  120% or more of the claimant’s weekly unemployment benefit amount. RECENT MAJOR CHANGES TO MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT

10 C U S T O M E R D R I V E N. B U S I N E S S M I N D E D. When a worker negligently loses a requirement for the job (like a driver license), the worker will be considered to have “voluntarily left” the work and will be disqualified. RECENT MAJOR CHANGES TO MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT

11 C U S T O M E R D R I V E N. B U S I N E S S M I N D E D. When a worker is a no-call/no-show for 3 days or more, and the employer notified the worker at the time of hire how to contact the employer for an absence, the worker will be considered to have quit the job and will be disqualified. RECENT MAJOR CHANGES TO MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT

12 C U S T O M E R D R I V E N. B U S I N E S S M I N D E D. If an employer has failed to provide quarterly wage information for a claimant, the UIA will, as before, take a Wage Affidavit from the claimant, but the law now requires that the claimant provide evidence of those wages, such as W-2 forms or check stubs. RECENT MAJOR CHANGES TO MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT

13 C U S T O M E R D R I V E N. B U S I N E S S M I N D E D. Until 10/1/15, earnings in a week will reduce benefits by 40%, and benefits + wages cannot exceed 1.6 times the worker’s weekly benefit amount. Beginning 10/1/15, earnings will reduce benefits by 50%, and benefits + wages cannot exceed 1.5 times the worker’s weekly benefit amount. RECENT MAJOR CHANGES TO MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT

14 C U S T O M E R D R I V E N. B U S I N E S S M I N D E D. Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) extended to Entitlements remain at: Tier 1 up to 10 weeks Tier 2 up to 10 weeks Tier 3 up to 7 weeks Tier 4 up to 7 weeks - ending April 20, 2013 RECENT MAJOR CHANGES TO MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACT

15 C U S T O M E R D R I V E N. B U S I N E S S M I N D E D.


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