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Florida Laws: FL Statutes - Title XXXI Chapter 443 Unemployment Compensation

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  • 443.011   Short title.
    This chapter may be cited as the "Reemployment Assistance Program Law."History.—s. 2, ch. 18402, 1937; CGL 1940 Supp. 4151(488); ss. 1, 8, 9, ch. 80-95;...
  • 443.012   Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission.
    (1) There is created within the Division of Workforce Services of the Department of Economic Opportunity a Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission. The commission is composed of...
  • 443.031   Rule of liberal construction.
    This chapter shall be liberally construed to accomplish its purpose to promote employment security by increasing opportunities for reemployment and to provide, through the accumulation...
  • 443.0315   Effect of finding, judgment, conclusion, or order in separate or subsequent action or proceeding; use as evidence.
    Any finding of fact or law, judgment, conclusion, or final order made by a hearing officer, the commission, or any person with the authority to...
  • 443.036   Definitions.
    As used in this chapter, the term:(1) "Able to work" means physically and mentally capable of performing the duties of the occupation in which work is...
  • 443.041   Waiver of rights; fees; privileged communications.
    (1) WAIVER OF RIGHTS VOID.—Any agreement by an individual to waive, release, or commute her or his rights to benefits or any other rights under this...
  • 443.051   Benefits not alienable; exception, child support intercept.
    (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section:(a) "Reemployment assistance" or "unemployment compensation" means any compensation payable under state law, including amounts payable pursuant to an agreement under any...
  • 443.061   Vested rights not created.
    A right granted under this chapter is subject to amendment or repeal and does not create a vested right in any person.History.—s. 20, ch. 18402,...
  • 443.071   Penalties.
    (1) Any person who makes a false statement or representation, knowing it to be false, or knowingly fails to disclose a material fact to obtain or...
  • 443.091   Benefit eligibility conditions.
    (1) An unemployed individual is eligible to receive benefits for any week only if the Department of Economic Opportunity finds that:(a) She or he has made a...
  • 443.101   Disqualification for benefits.
    An individual shall be disqualified for benefits:(1)(a) For the week in which he or she has voluntarily left work without good cause attributable to his or...
  • 443.111   Payment of benefits.
    (1) MANNER OF PAYMENT.—Benefits are payable from the fund in accordance with rules adopted by the Department of Economic Opportunity, subject to the following requirements:(a) Benefits are...
  • 443.1113   Reemployment Assistance Claims and Benefits Information System.
    (1) To the extent that funds are appropriated for each phase of the Reemployment Assistance Claims and Benefits Information System by the Legislature, the Department of...
  • 443.1115   Extended benefits.
    (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term:(a) "Extended benefit period" means a period that:1. Begins with the third week after a week for which there is a...
  • 443.1116   Short-time compensation.
    (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term:(a) "Affected unit" means a specified plant, department, shift, or other definable unit of two or more employees designated by...
  • 443.1117   Temporary extended benefits.
    (1) APPLICABILITY OF EXTENDED BENEFITS STATUTE.—Except if the result is inconsistent with other provisions of this section, s. 443.1115(2), (3), (4), (6), and (7) apply to...
  • 443.121   Employing units affected.
    (1) PERIODS OF LIABILITY.—(a) Any employing unit that is or becomes an employer subject to this chapter as described in s. 443.1215(1)(a), (1)(b), (1)(c), (1)(d), or (2)...
  • 443.1215   Employers.
    (1) Each of the following employing units is an employer subject to this chapter:(a) An employing unit that:1. In a calendar quarter during the current or preceding calendar...
  • 443.1216   Employment.
    Employment, as defined in s. 443.036, is subject to this chapter under the following conditions:(1)(a) The employment subject to this chapter includes a service performed, including...
  • 443.1217   Wages.
    (1) The wages subject to this chapter include all remuneration for employment, including commissions, bonuses, back pay awards, and the cash value of all remuneration paid...
  • 443.131   Contributions.
    (1) PAYMENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS.—Contributions accrue and are payable by each employer for each calendar quarter he or she is subject to this chapter for wages paid...
  • 443.1312   Reimbursements; nonprofit organizations.
    Benefits paid to employees of nonprofit organizations shall be financed in accordance with this section.(1) DEFINITION.—As used in this section, the term "nonprofit organization" means an...
  • 443.1313   Public employers; reimbursements; election to pay contributions.
    Benefits paid to employees of a public employer, as defined in s. 443.036, based on service described in s. 443.1216(2) shall be financed in accordance...
  • 443.1315   Treatment of Indian tribes.
    (1) As used in this section, the term:(a) "Employer" means any Indian tribe for which service in employment as defined by this chapter is performed. (b) "Employment" means...
  • 443.1316   Reemployment assistance tax collection services; interagency agreement.
    (1) The Department of Economic Opportunity shall contract with the Department of Revenue, through an interagency agreement, to perform the duties of the tax collection service...
  • 443.1317   Rulemaking authority; enforcement of rules.
    (1) DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.—(a) Except as otherwise provided in s. 443.012, the Department of Economic Opportunity has ultimate authority over the administration of the Reemployment Assistance...
  • 443.141   Collection of contributions and reimbursements.
    (1) PAST DUE CONTRIBUTIONS AND REIMBURSEMENTS; DELINQUENT, ERRONEOUS, INCOMPLETE, OR INSUFFICIENT REPORTS.—(a) Interest.—Contributions or reimbursements unpaid on the date due bear interest at the rate of 1...
  • 443.151   Procedure concerning claims.
    (1) POSTING OF INFORMATION.—(a) Each employer must post and maintain in places readily accessible to individuals in her or his employ printed statements concerning benefit rights, claims...
  • 443.163   Electronic reporting and remitting of contributions and reimbursements.
    (1) An employer may file any report and remit any contributions or reimbursements required under this chapter by electronic means. The Department of Economic Opportunity or...
  • 443.171   Department of Economic Opportunity and commission; powers and duties; records and reports; proceedings; state-federal cooperation.
    (1) POWERS AND DUTIES.—The Department of Economic Opportunity shall administer this chapter. The department may employ those persons, make expenditures, require reports, conduct investigations, and take...
  • 443.1715   Disclosure of information; confidentiality.
    (1) RECORDS AND REPORTS.—Information revealing an employing unit’s or individual’s identity obtained from the employing unit or any individual under the administration of this chapter, and...
  • 443.17161   Authorized electronic access to employer information.
    (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the Department of Economic Opportunity shall contract with one or more consumer reporting agencies to provide users with...
  • 443.181   Public employment service.
    (1) The one-stop delivery system established under s. 445.009 is this state’s public employment service as part of the national system of public employment offices under...
  • 443.191   Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund; establishment and control.
    (1) There is established, as a separate trust fund apart from all other public funds of this state, an Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund, which shall be...
  • 443.211   Employment Security Administration Trust Fund; appropriation; reimbursement.
    (1) EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ADMINISTRATION TRUST FUND.—There is created in the State Treasury the "Employment Security Administration Trust Fund." All moneys deposited into this fund remain continuously...
  • 443.221   Reciprocal arrangements.
    (1)(a) The Department of Economic Opportunity or its tax collection service provider may enter into reciprocal arrangements with other states or with the Federal Government, or...

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