ABI Participates in IWD Stakeholder Meeting Concerning Temporary Layoffs

July 12, 2018

Iowa Workforce Development has started to gather stakeholder input on addressing the issue of seasonal employment, temporary layoffs and how unemployment for temporary layoffs, as currently defined, affects the unemployment trust fund and tax tables. IWD is exploring ways to ensure the trust fund is solvent and unemployment taxes are fair for all businesses. Business groups and labor groups are now engaged in the discussion, along with the IEDA and IWD. ABI will keep you informed as to any proposed changes to temporary layoffs, unemployment taxes or any other proposals that come forward from these discussions with the department. The Employment and Workforce Committee will hear more about this issue at the August policy meeting. Be sure to register today.