Unemployment insurance taxes have the potential to be a significant cost to businesses. However, by understanding the unemployment insurance program, HR professionals and managers can take active steps to reduce these costs. This class is designed to help Utah employers understand who can receive benefits, the financial impact to the organization, and how to control/minimize unemployment costs.

During this training session, participants will review the basic provisions and procedures of the Utah Employment Security Act and the relevant administrative regulations. The training will focus on why employees are either disqualified from benefits or receive a full award of benefits. In addition, the training will address strategies that will assist employers in lowering the financial impact of unemployment insurance taxes.


  • ​Who is covered by unemployment insurance in Utah
  • Who pays the costs

  • Overview the difference between a “voluntary quit" and a “discharge"

  • Understand the three elements of a discharge for “just cause"

  • Strategies for lowering your unemployment taxes

  • Benefit awards: full award and disqualification

  • Administrative procedures: responding to the initial claim

Designed For

All levels of management​


Employers Council staff attorney


0.40 Continuing Education Units
3.75 HRCI-General
Course ID #LEGL206

Class Details

Location:Employers Council - Utah Office, 175 W 200 S Ste 2005, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1460
Time:8:30 am to 12:30 pm
List Price:$145.00

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