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Articles on Unemployment Insurance

Eligibility for benefits under the short-time compensation program March 2015 Illinois Law Update, Page 20 Pursuant to this Act, the Director of the Department of Employment Security has the authority to create a short-time compensation program, which is a form of unemployment benefits.
Narrowed definition of “employment” for news deliverers March 2015 Illinois Law Update, Page 20 The Unemployment Insurance Act has been amended to more narrowly define the employment status of individuals who deliver and distribute newspaper and shopping news.
Mandatory unemployment insurance disclosure by not-for-profit employers. P.A. 096-0970 September 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 452 The Illinois General Assembly has amended the General Not-For-Profit Corporation Act of 1986, requiring not-for-profit corporations to inform their employees by written notice or in their employment contract that they are not eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.  
UPL: Nonlawyers may represent employers before the IDES, appellate court holds By Helen W. Gunnarsson February 2010 LawPulse, Page 66 The Illinois Appellate Court held that nonlawyers who represent employers before the Illinois Department of Employment security in unemployment benefits hearings aren't engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.
Unemployment Insurance Act revised PA 094-0723 May 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 230 Effective January 1, 2006, sections 1400 and 1402 of the Unemployment Insurance Act (820 ILCS 405/100 et seq) were revised, and section 1400.2 was added to the Act. 
Voluntary withholding for taxes from unemployment benefits May 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 230 Effective January 31, 2006, the Department of Employment Security has amended Part 2920 of Title 56. 
2006 employer unemployment contribution rates released March 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 118 Effective January 1, 2006, the Department of Employment Security has issued new rates for employers making unemployment contributions.
New exemptions from mandatory registration requirement for unemployment insurance applicants April 2005 Illinois Law Update, Page 170 The Illinois Department of Employment Security has amended 56 Ill Adm Code 2865.