Good news for employers
who experienced difficulty in monthly wage reporting
8/28/15 - IDES will provide relief to employers who tried their level best to comply with the new e-filing wage reporting requirement but were unable to for legitimate reasons.
IDES will issue $16 million in credits, including associated interest charges, to nearly 13,000 Illinois employers who experienced difficulties in transitioning to new wage reporting requirements under the 2012 Medicaid reform law and Department rulemaking. The Department credited $1.5 million on Aug. 14 to approximately 4,000 impacted employers and $14.5 million will be credited to the remaining number of employers by the end of the 4th quarter. Refunds would be issued only if the credits cannot be applied to other liabilities by Jan. 31, 2016, under a rule agreed upon by the business and labor communities.
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Important Information for State Employees Regarding UI benefits During Budget Impasse
8/1/15 -The current state budget situation presents a unique and fluid set of circumstances. Existing precedent does not necessarily provide a definitive answer to every unemployment insurance question related to the situation.
Please note that individuals are ineligible for unemployment benefits if they continue to work as full-time employees of the state, even if they miss a paycheck.
Individuals are potentially subject to disqualification if they stop working and claim unemployment benefits in anticipation of possibly not receiving a paycheck on time.