Unemployment Insurance Seminar

mnuiUnemployment Insurance Seminar….What Minnesota Employers Need to Know…

Friday, October 28th, 10:30 am – 2 pm

This dynamic 3-hour seminar will give you clear answers to your toughest questions. You’ll learn the best practices on how to manage unemployment issues in your workplace and gain the knowledge you need to deal with those issues quickly and decisively. The presenters will explain how your unemployment insurance (UI) tax rates benefits charges are determined, how an applicant’s benefits eligibility can affect your business, what you can do to prevent unnecessary charges to your UI account and much, much more!


SMEC Room 012
Southern Minnesota Educational Campus
Please use southern-most entrance
115 S Park St, Fairmont, MN 56031


$10 per person (includes lunch)


• Covered versus non-covered for UI: Who’s in, who’s out and why? (Do family members working in my business need coverage?)
• Are your Independent Contractors really independent?
• Important new unemployment legislation that will save you money.
• Tips to help you avoid common mistakes in submitting quarterly wage detail reports.
• They’ve been bad; you must be good: important follow-up you must do once you’ve dismissed a problem worker (You’ll win more dismissal decisions with the information presented!). (See if you can pass our unemployment benefits quiz…)
• The common mistakes managers make when they raise an issue or file an unemployment appeal and how to avoid them.
• How detailed, accurate documentation can save your company money in the long run
• Step-by-step instructions for using the Employer Online Self-Service System and why you need to know how it functions, including tips on how to save your UI tax rate.


This seminar is designed to satisfy the needs of HR representatives, the veteran staffer who wants to brush up on some critical knowledge, or anyone who simply wants more information about UI regulations.


Gary Johnson

Gary has over 27 years of experience in the complex discipline of Unemployment Insurance; seven years of which working as a Tax Auditor and the past twenty-plus years in the areas of communication, education and electronic commerce as a Project Coordinator and Employer/Agent Liaison with the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program, a division of the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Gary also coordinates the Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership, a group comprised of members from several state and federal agencies that provides information and education on employment taxes and employer issues to Minnesota employers and their representatives.

Wayne Johnson

Wayne has a degree in Secondary Education, but discovered early on that he likes teenagers in smaller doses. When he started working for Minnesota’s UI Program in 1980, he was a “claims deputy” (no badge) paid about $7 per hour, and his decisions were typed by a secretary on a typewriter using carbon paper. He has stayed in benefit adjudication because it is interesting, and now works as a trainer, writer, speaker, and quality auditor. Annually he reviews 400 adjudicator decisions and 80 decisions issued by unemployment law judges, to ensure that Minnesota is meeting federal standards for sufficiency of fact finding and proper application of the UI Law.

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