Nebraska Employment Law Update – May 2017

Unemployment Insurance, Employer Experience Accounts, and Reimbursement Accounts

On May 22, 2017, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts approved legislation (L.B. 519) regarding base period wage credits for benefit years beginning on or after September 3, 2017. The bill states that if an individual’s base period wage credits represent part-time employment for an employer and the employer continues to employ the individual to the same extent as during the base period, then the employer’s experience account (in the case of a contributory employer) or the employer’s reimbursement account (in the case of a reimbursable employer) must not be charged if the employer has filed timely notice of the facts on which such exemption is claimed in accordance with the law.

Prior to this law, and for benefit years beginning before September 3, 2017, If an individual’s base period wage credits represent part-time employment for a contributory employer and the contributory employer continues to employ the individual to the same extent as during the base period, then the contributory employer’s experience account must not be charged if the contributory employer has filed timely notice of the facts on which such exemption is claimed in accordance with the law.

The law is effective three months after adjournment (May 23, 2017), projected August 21, 2017.

Read NE L.B. 519


Source: Think HR Blog & Updates