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The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program has been a key component in ensuring the financial security of America's workforce. In the 72 years since the UI program began, the nature of work has changed in fundamental ways.
In 1935, the federal National Labor Relations Act provided U.S. workers the right to bargain over wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment with their employers, forming the framework for collective bargaining in the United States.
Over the past decade, there has been a technological revolution in the workplace as businesses have increasingly turned to computer technology the primary tool to communicate, conduct research, and store information.
The welfare and unemployment insurance (UI) programs have been part of the nation's social safety net since 1935. The welfare program provides cash assistance to needy families without means of support, while UI provides cash assistance to people temporarily unemployed.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the federal paperwork burden, focusing on the: (1) paperwork burden associated with federal agencies' general purpose statistics and research (GPS/R) surveys that are directed towards businesses; (2) nature, use, and burden of selected...
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the economic and demographic characteristics of child workers; (2) the number of serious injuries sustained by children detected the Department of Labor as being illegally employed; and (3) Labor's policy with regard to penalizing employers illegally...