“Today is a good day,” declared the SEIU, which had called on the president to immediately oust NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb. Along with signing a slate of executive orders after taking office on Wednesday, President Joe Biden requested the resignation of and ultimately fired Peter Robb, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board blasted […]
JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is announcing issuance of the Lost Wages Assistance benefit beginning Nov. 6, 2020. Over the past six months, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development has implemented eight distinct federal and state program changes helping Alaskans with additional financial resources and extended periods of […]
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – The United States has blocked imports from the world’s top rubber glove maker just as health care workers are facing a new surge of coronavirus cases in some states. U.S. Customs and Border Protection imposed a “withhold release order” on two subsidiaries of Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp. on Wednesday over […]
Now that the Legislature adjourned after more or less authorizing CARES Act funding, people are asking, “Where is the money and how is it being distributed?” To answer this question, we first need to understand what happened and what should have happened. Alaska’s constitution designates the Legislature the sole power to appropriate. To a […]
JUNEAU, Alaska — On Monday, April 13, 2020, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development began issuing the new $600 federal pandemic unemployment compensation money to Alaska workers affected by the impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The first federal disbursement included $12,853,200 to 16,183 Alaskans currently covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI). The […]
JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $100,000 to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development for fidelity bonds, which reduce financial risk for employers that hire people with criminal records or a history of addiction. Fidelity bonding has two goals: Alleviate employers’ fear of loss at no additional cost, […]
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Employment Security Tax Section provides public notification of any unclaimed employer and employee refund checks. To verify whether your check was undeliverable or have a check reissued, visit http://labor.alaska.gov/estax/Refunds/unclaimed_refunds.htm or write to Employment Security Tax, P.O. Box 22509, Juneau, AK 99811-5509.