Unemployment Insurance Agency invites employers to attend seminars Free seminars to be held in West Michigan

Contact: Melanie Brown 313-456-2939
Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

JUNE 6, 2011 - West Michigan employers will have an opportunity to learn more about the unemployment insurance system at an upcoming Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) Employer Seminar.

This will be the fourth year that the agency offers seminars, which have proven to be quite popular among employers throughout the state.

The seminars are conducted by UIA staff and will cover such topics as how unemployment benefits are calculated and then charged to employers, how most employers may qualify for a state UI tax credit, how to complete UIA tax-related forms and how to use the various online services the agency offers.

The agency reminds employers to register early as these sessions are expected to fill up quickly.

The sessions cover the areas of Michigan's unemployment insurance tax and benefit programs that employers most often have questions about as well as discuss recent changes at the agency and offer plenty of time for answering employer questions.

This year a new feature has been added to the seminars in which participants will see a mock hearing, where attendees can get a better understanding of what to expect during the appeals process.

Agency staff will also be on hand with online access so they can help immediately answer any employer inquiry regarding their account status.

Each seminar will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. with a one hour lunch break. The agency will not be providing lunch.

The Employer Seminars for the region are listed as follows:




June 15


Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center Haworth College of Business, WMU





August 9

Grand Rapids

Wisner-Botrall Applied Technology Center at Grand Rapids Community College


August 10

Grand Rapids

Wisner-Botrall Applied Technology Center at Grand Rapids Community College


August 11


Montcalm Community College M-TEC


Employers can register to attend a seminar online by selecting one of the locations and clicking on the "Register" tab. For questions about the seminar, please call Employer Customer Relations at (800) 638-3994 or email EmployerLiaison@michigan.gov.

The meeting sites and parking are accessible. People with disabilities requiring additional accommodations (such as materials in alternative formats) in order to participate in the meeting should email UIA's Employer Customer Relations unit at EmployerLiaison@michigan.gov at least three business days prior to the meeting.

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