Department of Labor Unemployment Laws At A Glance

Unemployment Laws At A Glance

Unemployment Laws At A GlanceUnemployment laws are regulated and administered through the Social
Security Act of 1935–a government program used to create funding for
those individuals who lack income through a job loss. The Act
established unemployment laws which created an Unemployment Insurance
System to offer relief to the large percentage of citizens who were
unemployed during the Great Depression.

The unemployment laws
are a Federal set of legal codes that enable those individuals who have lost
their jobs for a non-work related reason to collect wages through their
local state government. Unemployment laws are administered through the
United States Department of Labor. The individual states, through the Department
of Labor’s unemployment laws, create their own rules and regulations to
meet or exceed the benefits and privileges awarded at the Federal level.

laws and the benefits attached to them vary by state. The
unemployment laws of a particular state are regulated by unemployment
offices which are divisions of State labor departments and other
employment-related agencies. 

The funding awarded through unemployment
insurance is collected through Federal and state unemployment taxes, which are the responsibility of all employers to satisfy.

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