The Senate Oversight Committee unanimously reported MMA-supported legislation to address dysfunction within the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA).
House Bills 5165-5172 include strong reforms to curb the proliferation of imposter claims, prevent UI fraud and improve the employer noncompliance determination process.
The bills combat critical issues which have affected Michigan’s employer-financed unemployment system in recent years, including identity theft that has plagued the system with imposter claims. This bipartisan effort will strengthen identity verification processes to prevent imposter claims and establish a clear and communicative process for employers and affected individuals to report imposter claims.
The package also includes carefully negotiated reforms proposed by claimant advocates.
Review the bill synopsis linked here.
The legislation is expected to be taken up by the full Senate this week and is expected to be signed into law by Governor Snyder by the end of the year.
This article was originally published in the 12/5/17 edition of MMA’s MFG Voice.