Enact Emergency UI Solvency Reform in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts recently released their 2021 Unemployment Tax Rates to applicable  employers. Shockingly, they have increased the solvency rating factor by 1600% which has resulted in many employers experiencing double, triple or quadruple their 2020 UI tax rate! This increase is attributed to the historical amount of unemployment claims paid during the pandemic. For some employers this means thousands of dollars, while some will experience hundreds of thousands or millions of unemployment cost increases. Massachusetts has stated this increase coincides with their normal statutory mechanisms, but the Covid-19 unemployment environment has been anything but normal. Employers have made countless sacrifices during the pandemic and some are still struggling. Worst yet, some businesses have had little to no unemployment claims filed against them, and will still be hit by this universal increase.

The Coalition for UI Solvency Reform includes a collective of Massachusetts Industry Associations, Employer Advocacy Groups, and Chambers of Commerce. We urge Mass. legislators to halt this excessive solvency rating factor while working to allocate federal relief funds to keep the business community insulated from these extreme costs. Please join us in having your voices heard and let Massachusetts lawmakers know you demand change! 

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