UI 101: The Basics at National Unemployment Insurance Conference

Dr. Richard A. Hobbie, a national expert on unemployment insurance (UI) issues will offer insights on foundational components of the UI system at a June 17 session in San Diego.

His two-hour seminar is a prelude to the 2015 National UI Issues Conference, set for June 17–19.

The $50 seminar (fee separate from the conference) may be attended without attending the full conference and is designed to help both beginners and seasoned practitioners.

Hobbie is the visiting scholar at the Heidrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

The seminar will cover:

• Building blocks of UI;

• Overview of federal-state unemployment relationship;

• Unemployment tax and basic benefit structure;

• Solvency and insolvency: all you ever wanted to know.

More information is available from CalChamber policy advocate Marti Fisher, one of the curriculum developers, at marti.fisher@calchamber.com or at www.uwcstrategy.org.

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Marti Fisher
Marti Fisher joined the CalChamber in January 2006 as a policy advocate. She leads CalChamber advocacy on unemployment insurance, immigration, occupational safety and tourism. She has specialized in workers' compensation, small business, and banking and finance issues. From October 2006 to December 2012, she headed CalChamber advocacy on health care issues. Fisher brought to CalChamber more than 15 years of experience in occupational safety and advocacy. She earned a B.A. in public administration from California State University, Chico, and an M.B.A. from California State University, Sacramento.