Tag: Unemployment Insurance

New York State Launches the Unemployment Insurance State Information Data Exchange System

Friday, February 14, 2014

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) recently implemented a new web-based system called the Unemployment Insurance State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES), which directly connects the NYSDOL with employers for purposes of investigating and resolving claims for unemployment benefits. The system transmits questions by former employees about unemployment insurance claims directly from the NYSDOL to employers in order to promptly process claims and avoid fraud. According to the NYSDOL, SIDES aims to prevent unemployment benefits from going to people who do not deserve them, while at the same time preserving the integrity of the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and employers’ accounts. Read More

Unemployment Insurance Reform in New York

Friday, January 31, 2014

Last year, Governor Cuomo signed legislation to reform the unemployment insurance system in New York. The changes were enacted as a result of the insolvency of the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and New York’s need to repay the $3.5 billion it borrowed from the federal government to cover increased costs during the recession. In an effort to provide guidance on the new changes to the unemployment insurance system, the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) recently issued separate fact sheets for employers and claimants. The fact sheets are available on the NYSDOL’s website, at www.labor.ny.gov. Read More