Friday, July 19, 2013

California Unemployment Tax

You all know that the state is about $10 billion in debt to the Federal Government for its payments on Unemployment. The Governor has put forth a proposal to solve this problem. Legislation will be introduced with the Governors proposal. It includes an increase in the Unemployment tax for employers and an increase in the cap which is currently $7000. It also addresses fraud.

I think you can safely expect an increase in the Unemployment tax in the future.

My question to you is what is your experience with employees filing for Unemployment? Have you been successful in fighting an unemployment claim?

Have you had employees lose in their initial claim only to be overturned on appeal? Do you fight claims or just let them go through?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Scott Hauge


Small Business California

2311 Taraval Street

San Francisco, CA 94116


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