04/08/19 -- HB 332 -- Extends the grace period for new hires regarding unemployment insurance

Bill Number: 
HB 332
Bill Purpose: 
Extends the grace period for new hires regarding unemployment insurance
Date of Vote: 
04/08/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HB 332, introduced by Representative Steve Lynch (Republican - District 122) increases the time from 28 to 90 days the length of time an individual must have been employed with an employer before the Division of Employment Security may charge the employer's account in respect to benefits paid to that individual.  This reduces costs and risks to businesses, and allows them time to properly train and vet a new employee before being on the hook for their benefits.