The CDK Global Outage: A Wake-Up Call for Unemployment Cost Control

  Posted on June 27, 2024 | Comment (0)

In an age where technology is the backbone of business operations, the recent CDK Global outage serves as a stark reminder of how vulnerable companies can be to unexpected disruptions. CDK Global, a prominent provider of IT and digital marketing solutions for the automotive industry, experienced a significant outage that affected thousands of businesses. This […]

  Unemployment in the Auto Industry

  Posted on June 20, 2024 | Comment (0)

In the fast-paced world of automotive sales and service, managing costs while maintaining high-quality operations is a constant challenge. One area that often gets overlooked is unemployment insurance costs. Auto groups, with their dynamic staffing needs and high turnover rates, can significantly benefit from specialized unemployment cost control services. Dunn Corporate Resources, a leader in […]

  Unveiling Excellence: Seven-Time Winners of the SIDES Award

  Posted on April 1, 2024 | Comment (0)

We at Dunn Corporate Resources are thrilled to announce that, for the seventh consecutive year, we have triumphed in the prestigious SIDES Awards, recognizing outstanding performance in partnership with the USDOL. This accolade reaffirms our commitment to excellence and innovation in labor market information exchange. At the core of our success lies a relentless dedication […]

  Updates to Connecticut Unemployment Program

  Posted on July 10, 2023 | Comment (0)

In an effort to improve Connecticut’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund solvency following the COVID-19 pandemic, the legislature passed Public Acts 21-200 and 22-67, to implement reforms that were achieved through a collaborative effort of business and labor. Changes to the tax and benefit system, plus the inclusion of indexing various tax and benefits measures, […]

  Changes to NJ Unemployment Law – New Employer Obligations

  Posted on May 4, 2023 | Comment (0)

The state of New Jersey has recently passed a new law (P.L. 2022, Chapter 120) that requires all employers to report certain information to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) when an employee is separated from their job. The new reporting obligations include submitting specific information, through electronic means, about the […]

  Withholding Tax Accounts for Remote Employees

  Posted on January 11, 2023 | Comment (0)

As more and more companies adopt remote work policies, it is important for employers to understand the tax implications of having employees work remotely. One important aspect of this is setting up withholding tax accounts for remote employees. In this article, we will discuss the reasons why employers need to set up these accounts and […]

  Tips at an Unemployment Hearing

  Posted on January 6, 2023 | Comment (0)

If you’ve been notified that one of your employees has requested an unemployment hearing, it’s important to take the time to prepare in order to give yourself the best chance of a successful outcome. Here are some tips to help you get ready: Review the case: Take the time to review the details of the […]

  The Benefits of Unemployment Cost Control

  Posted on January 5, 2023 | Comment (0)

As an employer, managing unemployment insurance claims can be a time-consuming and costly process. Fortunately, unemployment cost control services can help employers reduce the burden and costs associated with unemployment claims. Here are just a few of the benefits of using an unemployment cost control service: Cost savings: One of the primary benefits of unemployment […]

  New Jersey Unemployment Tax Rates Rise for 2021 / 2022

  Posted on August 19, 2021 | Comment (0)

New Jersey has released the new unemployment tax rates effective July 1, 2021. NJ tax rates are determined with schedule C where the minimum tax rate is 0.50% and the maximum tax rate is 5.80%.  The new Employer rate remains at 2.80%.  Tax rates have increased from last year where the State used schedule B, […]

  Pennsylvania Unemployment Fraud

  Posted on July 9, 2021 | Comment (0)

Over the past month we have seen an extraordinary increase in fraudulent unemployment claims in the state of Pennsylvania. If a fraudulent claim is filed on behalf of you or one of your employees, the following steps are recommended: File a form online: Unemployment compensation fraud Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) fraud File via phone: […]

  Identity Theft Unemployment Benefits

  Posted on March 15, 2021 | Comment (0)

Fraudulent unemployment claims are all too common in the era of COVID-19. With the additional money involved with unemployment, it is becoming lucrative for scammers to file as many fraudulent claims as possible. Consequently, many people have fallen victim to fraudulent unemployment claim filings. The IRS has released the below guidance for impacted victims who […]

  Florida UI Tax Rates – Errors, Errors, Errors!

  Posted on January 12, 2021 | Comment (0)

The state of Florida recently released the unemployment tax rate notice for the taxable year 2021.  The maximum tax rate is .054 (5.4%) and the minimum rate is .0029 (0.29%).   The taxable wage base is $7,000 per employee.  It is imperative that employers review the figures used in the calculation of this tax rate.  Throughout […]

  Wisconsin Unemployment Update

  Posted on November 4, 2020 | Comment (0)

Employers in Wisconsin are now required to inform all employees about the availability of unemployment insurance (UI) at termination. Providing this information is required regardless of the circumstances of separation (including when an employee quits) and even if the employee won’t be eligible for UI. The information may be provided by letter, email, or text […]

  Additional $300 weekly unemployment in many states

  Posted on August 26, 2020 | Comment (0)

Many States will start paying the enhanced benefit of $300 additional on top of normal benefits. Claimants will need to receive at least $100 per week in state unemployment benefits to be eligible for the additional $300. The states that are currently approved for the extra $300 are: Alabama Alaska California Colorado Connecticut Georgia Idaho […]

  COVID-19 Employer Resources

  Posted on April 16, 2020 | Comment (0)

State Information ALABAMA Employer Charges for COVID-19 Related Claims Waived: Employers Urged to File Claims on Behalf of Employees Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance FAQs Release detailing changes to UC for coronavirus (see FAQs above) DOL COVID-19 Resource Page Alabama Career Center Locations will Close to Public – Going to Virtual Services ALASKA Alaska Job Center […]

  Coronavirus and Unemployment

  Posted on March 12, 2020 | Comment (0)

The US DOL released guidelines available to all States as to how unemployment matters should be approached with regard to COVID-19. There are a few main scenarios: The Employer temporarily ceases operations – In this scenario the federal law would permit states to treat this as a layoff. It is up to each of the […]

  Alternative Unemployment Funding for Non-profits

  Posted on September 26, 2019 | Comment (0)

How can your nonprofit organization avoid the high cost of the State Unemployment Insurance taxes?  Consider altering the method by which you fulfill that unemployment responsibility to a method that allows greater financial control.  Dunn Corporate Resources has partnered with First Nonprofit, a leader in UI funding programs for non-profits, to offer the highest possible […]

  DCR to Speak at CFMA Conference

  Posted on January 22, 2019 | Comment (0)

Dunn Corporate Resources is excited to be speaking at the CFMA Conference on Thursday February 7th, 2019.  We will be speaking to an audience of top employers in the construction industry providing insights on how to handle unemployment matters and lower unemployment tax costs.   Unemployment is prevalent in the construction industry, especially when projects […]

  Responding to Unemployment Claims

  Posted on December 26, 2018 | Comment (0)

Responding to unemployment claims is crucial to lowering an employer’s unemployment costs.  Even if the claim filed is a layoff or a non-contestable claim, it is still critical that these claims get responded to.  Often, employers do not realize that non-response to claims can cause loss of appeal rights in the future – should the […]

  NJ Changes Unemployment Law Regarding Misconduct

  Posted on September 20, 2018 | Comment (0)

NJ Changes Unemployment Law Regarding Misconduct   The state of New Jersey has enacted new language to the unemployment law pertaining to penalties associated with misconduct, and the proof needed by an employer.  The language in this new law can be difficult to understand, so we will try to break it down as simply as possible. […]


  Posted on July 13, 2018 | Comment (0)

NEW JERSEY RELEASES UNEMPLOYMENT AND DISABILITY TAX RATE NOTICE New Jersey will be mailing out the unemployment tax rate notice for the taxable year 2018-2019. This notice contains the tax rates for both unemployment and disability. The minimum unemployment tax rate is 0.4% and the maximum tax rate is 5.4%. The state is using tax […]

  DCR Wins SIDES Award 2 Years Straight!

  Posted on April 13, 2018 | Comment (0)

Dunn Corporate Resources is proud to accept the prestigious award presented by NASWA in partnership with the Department of Labor!  This award recognizes a select few unemployment cost control vendors who achieve outstanding performance on the SIDES system. We were presented with this award at the annual SIDES conference consisting of unemployment cost control vendors […]

  NY UI Tax Rates Released

  Posted on March 7, 2018 | Comment (0)

New York Unemployment Tax Rates Released Attention employers of New York: The state of New York has released the 2018 unemployment tax rate notices. You should expect to see these notices come in the mail late February to Early March. New York has shifted the tax tables for the 2018 year, creating a favorable rate […]

  Unemployment Online

  Posted on December 8, 2017 | Comment (0)

In today’s world everything revolves around technology. Information is transferred over the web in all types of industries. With the ongoing progress being made to streamline work by utilizing online capabilities, one would think that unemployment claims would be processed online rather than by paper claim forms, however the government isn’t as quick as we […]

  UI Tax: Lower NJ Tax Rate

  Posted on October 9, 2017 | Comment (0)

How to lower your unemployment tax rate:   Two things in life are certain: Death and Taxes. Whether it is income tax, sales tax, property tax, etc. you still have to pay it! The good new is – some taxes are controllable and even minimizable. Employers are all too familiar with with the effects of […]

  Employee or Independent Contractor?

  Posted on October 2, 2017 | Comment (0)

Employee or Independent Contractor? Deciding whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor can be difficult. This is a recurring question whenever employers are determining how to treat payments for services. The IRS outlines three categories to help define the degree of control that an employer has and the independence that an individual […]

  Tennessee Releases 2017-2018 Tax Rate Notice

  Posted on September 14, 2017 | Comment (0)

Tennessee Releases 2017-2018 Tax Rate Notice TENNESSEE EMPLOYERS: The state has recently mailed out the unemployment tax rate notice for the taxable year 2017-2018. This year the state is using premium rate table six to assign tax rates to employers. Are you sure that the numbers on the tax rate notice is correct? Should your […]

  UI Tip – Document, Document, Document!

  Posted on August 31, 2017 | Comment (0)

Unemployment Tip – Document, Document, Document! Unemployment claims can be difficult to win, especially if the issue at hand is a discharge.  Each state can be a little different in terms of laws and regulations, however they all require one thing in common: documentation. These days, it isn’t enough just to tell the state that […]

  New Jersey Tax Rate Notice

  Posted on August 9, 2017 | Comment (0)

New Jersey Releases Unemployment and Disability Tax Rate Notice On July 28th New Jersey mailed out the tax rate notice for the taxable year 2017-2018. This notice contains the tax rates for both unemployment and disability. The minimum unemployment tax rate is 0.5% and the maximum tax rate is 5.8%. The state is using the […]

  Update: New I-9 Form Released

  Posted on July 16, 2017 | Comment (0)

Update: New I-9 Form Released On July 17, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The new Form I-9 is available on the USCIS website: Employers will be able to use this revised version immediately. Employers can continue using the Form I-9 with a revision […]

  Case Study – Saving a client 36% through a Private Disability Plan

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Case Study – Saving a client 36% through a Private Disability Plan The unemployment tax rate is not the only tax rate that Dunn Corporate Resources (DCR) helps employers reduce. The majority of our employers are unaware that savings are available in other areas such as temporary disability. (In New Jersey, “TDB” is the term […]

  You can Save on SDI with a Private Plan

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You can Save on SDI with a Private Plan                                           The experts disagree.  The odds of an employee suffering a disability of three or more months sometime in their career range from 20% on the low end to 80%. Regardless of the actual odds, it is almost a certainty that disability will have a major impact […]

  What is the Taxable Wage Base?

  Posted on July 6, 2017 | Comment (0)

What is the taxable wage base? The taxable wage base is one of the key components in determining how much an employer will have to pay in unemployment taxes over the course of a year. Taxable wages vary from state to state, but generally there is a “cap” known as the taxable wage base, where […]

  Vermont UI Tax Rate Notices Released!

  Posted on June 28, 2017 | Comment (0)

Vermont Employers: The Vermont Department of Labor has mailed out UI Tax Rate Notices on June 23, 2017. These new rates will be effective for July 1, 2017 as the state of Vermont operates on a fiscal year for unemployment. This means that your new rates will be applied for your quarterly filing due on […]

  How do Benefit Charges Work for Employers?

  Posted on June 14, 2017 | Comment (0)

What is a Benefit Charge? To fully understand the full impact of benefit charges, we must first understand exactly what a benefit charge is. When someone applies for unemployment and then gets deemed eligible to collect unemployment benefits, they are then paid out money. In some cases, the State will even pay out unemployment benefits […]

  UI SIDES Award Winner

  Posted on June 7, 2017 | Comment (0)

Today, a huge buzz word in the world of unemployment is UI SIDES. It is a centralized federal system for electronic transmission of data, making unemployment claims handling much easier, faster, and more efficient. To learn more about UI SIDES, check out our blog post or visit the ITSC website directly. At the National Association […]

  Virginia Revised UI Tax Rate Notices

  Posted on June 6, 2017 | Comment (0)

Are you a Virginia employer that recently received a revised unemployment tax rate notice? Maybe even two revised rate notices? Not sure what to make of it? Last month the Virginia Employment Commission mailed out a set of revised rate notices. These were mailed out to notify employers that their rates had changed. However, the […]

  What is UI SIDES?

  Posted on June 5, 2017 | Comment (1)

What is UI SIDES? UI SIDES, Unemployment Insurance State Information Data Exchange System, is a web based system that allows Third Party Administrators to electronically process information requests from UI agencies. Basically, this means that UI requests can now be centrally processed regardless of the State, and the paperwork is eliminated! In order to qualify […]


  Posted on June 4, 2017 | Comment (0)

The unemployment tax rate is the only tax rate that YOU can control. From the rising consequences of non-compliance to the erroneous actions made daily by the state, why wouldn’t you want to ensure that you are paying the lowest rate possible? At DCR, we meticulously monitor tax and claim accuracy while taking a proactive […]


  Posted on June 3, 2017 | Comment (0)

Starting in 1986, we were primarily focused on unemployment cost control and tax savings. As our business grew, so did our breadth of services. Through acquisition and partnerships, we now boast an array of services ranging from business and personal financial options to insurance and employee benefits. Our well-rounded portfolio of services has lead to […]