7 LONG TITLE
8 Committee Note:
9 The Economic Development and Workforce Services Interim Committee recommended
10 this bill.
11 General Description:
12 This bill modifies provisions of Title 35A, Chapter 4, Employment Security Act,
13 related to unemployment insurance.
14 Highlighted Provisions:
15 This bill:
16 . removes a provision regarding the overlapping of base periods when determining
17 when certain benefit costs will not be charged to an employer; and
18 . makes technical changes.
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 35A-4-307 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 54
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 35A-4-307 is amended to read:
29 35A-4-307. Social costs -- Relief of charges.
30 (1) Social costs [
31 following benefit costs:
32 (a) Benefit costs of an individual will not be charged to a base-period employer[
34 occurred under [
35 (i) the individual was discharged by the employer or voluntarily quit employment with
36 the employer for disqualifying reasons, but subsequently requalified for benefits and actually
37 received benefits;
38 (ii) the individual received benefits following a quit which was not attributable to the
40 (iii) the individual received benefits following a discharge for nonperformance due to
41 medical reasons;
42 (iv) the individual received benefits while attending the first week of mandatory
43 apprenticeship training; or
44 (v) the individual received benefits after quitting voluntarily to accompany or follow a
45 spouse who is a member of the United States armed forces as described in Subsection
46 35A-4-405 (1)(e).
47 (b) Social costs are benefit costs [
48 an employer who [
49 less the amount of contributions paid by [
51 (c) The difference between the benefit charges of all employers whose benefit ratio
52 exceeds the maximum overall contribution rate and the amount determined by multiplying the
53 taxable payroll of the same employers by the maximum overall contribution rate is a social
55 (d) Benefit costs attributable to a concurrent base-period employer will not be charged
56 to that employer if the individual's customary hours of work for that employer have not been
58 (e) Benefit costs incurred during the course of division-approved training [
60 (f) Benefit costs will not be charged to employers if [
61 (i) the state's share of extended benefits;
62 (ii) uncollectible benefit overpayments; or
63 (iii) the proportion of benefit costs of combined wage claims that are chargeable to
64 Utah employers and are insufficient when separately considered for a monetary eligible claim
65 under Utah law and which have been transferred to a paying state[
70 (g) [
71 described in this Subsection (1) are also social costs.
72 (2) Subsection (1) applies only to contributing employers and not to employers that
73 have elected to finance the payment of benefits in accordance with Section 35A-4-309 or
74 35A-4-311 .
Legislative Review Note
as of 10-16-13 2:30 PM