2020 Second Extraordinary Session: The Final Tally
The deadline for the Governor to sign or veto legislation coming out of the 2020 Second Extraordinary Session has passed. A total of sixty (60) Bills were passed and became Acts (or law) out of this session. Of that sixty, only few will directly impact the human resource professional.
Act 22 (House Bill 66) requires the Louisiana Workforce Commission to take certain steps to enhance the integrity of the state's unemployment insurance program. While none of the steps appear to require any direct involvement of employers, the LWC may implement additional procedures that require action by employers.
Act 40 (Senate Bill 55) requires the Secretary of the Louisiana Workforce Commission to apply Procedure 2 for calendar year 2021. Procedure 2 (applicable when the unemployment trust fund balance range is at least $750,000,000 but less than $1,150,000,000) provides that the taxable wage base shall
be $7,700 and the maximum weekly benefit amount shall be $247.
You can find the text of the new Acts here.