An Act To Increase the Amount of Time an Employer May Employ an Employee without Being Charged for Unemployment Benefits
Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §1221, sub-§3, ¶C, as amended by PL 1965, c. 381, §19, is further amended to read:
This paragraph is repealed March 14, 2014.
Sec. 2. 26 MRSA §1221, sub-§3, ¶C-1 is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. Report. The Commissioner of Labor shall submit a report by December 15, 2013 to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over labor matters on the effect of the change made pursuant to this Act, specifically with regard to increasing the number of weeks to 6 for which an individual can work for an employer before the employer becomes potentially chargeable for unemployment benefits paid upon separation of that work. In addition to reporting the total impact of the change to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, the report must include the impact on the number of employers affected and on prior employers who are charged for any ensuing benefits as a result of this change, as well as the impact on all employers if the costs are spread out among all employers. The commissioner shall include any employer comments received pertaining to this change.
The joint standing committee is authorized to introduce a bill related to the commissioner's report to the Second Regular Session of the 126th Legislature.
Sec. 4. Effective date. That section of this Act that enacts the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 26, section 1221, subsection 3, paragraph C-1 takes effect March 14, 2014.