unemployment benefits http://kbia.org en Bill would shorten time to collect unemployment when state's rate is low http://kbia.org/post/bill-would-shorten-time-collect-unemployment-when-states-rate-low <p></p><p>Missouri senators have given preliminary approval to legislation that would tie the amount of weeks a person can receive unemployment insurance to the state's jobless rate. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:10:33 +0000 Associated Press 50288 at http://kbia.org Bill would shorten time to collect unemployment when state's rate is low Missouri Senate approves bill changing unemployment benefits http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-approves-bill-changing-unemployment-benefits <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Republican lawmakers are trying again to limit the ability of Missouri workers to collect unemployment benefits after being fired for alleged misconduct.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:52:24 +0000 Associated Press 49566 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate approves bill changing unemployment benefits Nixon says Mo. to pay off unemployment debt early http://kbia.org/post/nixon-says-mo-pay-unemployment-debt-early <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri employers could save $186 million in federal taxes after a revised projection indicates money borrowed to pay jobless benefits will be repaid early.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:00:26 +0000 Associated Press 47336 at http://kbia.org State businesses paying more for jobless benefits http://kbia.org/post/state-businesses-paying-more-jobless-benefits <p></p><p>Missouri&nbsp;businesses will pay higher unemployment taxes next year in order to pay down a state debt to the federal government.</p><p>Missouri&nbsp;began borrowing from the federal government in 2008 to pay jobless benefits after an economic downturn drained the state's unemployment benefits trust fund. That debt has remained outstanding for several years.</p><p>Businesses are paying a surcharge of $42 per employee this year to help pay down that debt. The&nbsp;Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry says businesses will have to pay $63 per employee in 2014.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:03:30 +0000 Associated Press 44252 at http://kbia.org State businesses paying more for jobless benefits Mo. Senate approves unemployment changes http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-approves-unemployment-changes <p>People fired for sleeping on the job and missing work could have a harder time getting unemployment benefits under a bill endorsed by the Missouri Senate.</p><p>The Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to a measure expanding the definition of "misconduct" in the workplace. The change would make it harder for people to qualify for unemployment insurance after they are fired.</p><p>Supporters say the bill will protect businesses from liability and give them more freedom to fire employees who misbehave at work.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:24:56 +0000 Associated Press 28892 at http://kbia.org