What is Utahs Unemployment Insurance Law?
The Utah unemployment insurance program is established and governed by Title 35A,
Chapter 4 of the Utah Code, titled the
Utah Employment Security Act. This law establishes:
- contributions (tax)
- benefits and eligibility
- the unemployment compensation fund
- program administration
Is There Federal Unemployment Insurance Law?
Federal legislation authorizing and governing state unemployment programs is found
in the both the Social Security
Act and the
Federal Unemployment Tax Act.
The Social Security Act establishes:
- funding for state UI program administration
- state law requirements
- federal unemployment compensation accounts
The Federal Unemployment Tax Act establishes:
- federal unemployment tax rates
- credits against the tax
- state law approval provisions
What Are the UI Rules?
The UI rules are written statements providing the administrative guidelines for
the department to follow in delivering unemployment insurance services. These administrative
rules are written under the authority of state and federal law, and have the effect
Unlike statute, which can only be amended by action of the legislature, administrative
rules can be revised throughout the year. In general, changes or additions to the
rules are proposed by the appropriate state agency, submitted to the state Division
of Administrative Rules, published for public comment, and finally adopted.
The administrative rules governing the Utah unemployment insurance program are found
Utah Administrative Code.