Public Invited to Meetings on Unemployment Insurance Benefits Rule Changes

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: July 8, 2019
Information Contact: Joshua McKenna, (208) 332-3570 ext. 3919

The Idaho Department of Labor is holding public meetings about rule changes to Idaho Administrative Rules regarding unemployment insurance benefits.

The first meeting on July 10 addresses changes to Administrative Rule 09.01.30, sections 100.02; 150.01-03 and 175.12. The proposed changes are to:

  • Clarify unemployment insurance benefit eligibility for individuals with disabilities is determined by Idaho law;
  • Identify unemployment insurance claimants as responsible for providing competent evidence they are qualified individuals with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act; and
  • Remove language concerning long-term disability inconsistent with the definition of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The second meeting on July 25 addresses Administrative Rule 09.01.03.175.23. The intended changes will:

  • Allow unemployment insurance claimants enrolled in approved training programs or courses outside their local labor market to remain eligible for unemployment benefits when it’s necessary to leave their local labor market for training programs or courses unavailable within the local labor market; and
  • Specify unemployment insurance claimants cannot leave their local labor market to go out of the country.

The public may attend both meetings and will have a chance to provide comments. Individuals may also submit written comments for the record, questions, recommendations or ideas to the Idaho Department of Labor, addressed to Joshua.McKenna@labor.idaho.gov, by the specified date.

Public meeting on 9.01.30 Sections 100.02; 150.01-03 and 175.12
July 10, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. (MDT)
Idaho Department of Labor
317 W. Main St.
Boise
Written comments due July 9 to Joshua.McKenna@labor.idaho.gov 

Public meeting on 09.01.30.175.23
July 25, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (MDT)
Idaho Department of Labor
317 W. Main St.
Boise
Written comments are due July 24 to Joshua.McKenna@labor.idaho.gov.

Individuals may attend each meeting via video teleconferencing (same date and time) at these Idaho Labor offices:

Kootenai County Local Office
600 N. Thornton St.
Post Falls

Lewiston Local Office
1158 Idaho St.
Lewiston

Magic Valley Local Office
420 Falls Ave.
Twin Falls

Pocatello Local Office
430 N. 5th Ave.
Pocatello

Idaho Falls Local Office
1515 E. Lincoln Road
Idaho Falls

For more information, visit the Department of Labor Notice of Rulemaking Web page.

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