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My husband took a job with a staffing agency that lasted for one year and just ended last week.  He is a resident of New York but worked for a company in Minnesota.  His pay stubs showed taxes being paid in New York and the staffing companies address is Pennsylvania but they have offices in New York.  From what state would he receive unemployment benefits?  Both New York and Minnesota seem to think its the others problem.

He should receive unemployment from the state in which the work was performed. That would be where the SUTA tax was paid. If unsure than contact the staffing agency and find out where the SUTA tax was paid and that state would be able to track the SUTA payments. SUTA is State Unemployment Tax. It is paid by the employer and not by the employee. Wherever the employer Paid the SUTA tax is where the enemployment will be paid.


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Shirley McAllister, CPP, PHR


I can answer questions about payroll laws and payroll tax laws and Human Resource laws and agencies. I can answer federal payroll and human resource law questions and most states; I do not have a knowledge of the local taxes for cities and counties within the state. If and when I can I will try and send you the website where you can reference the answer and where you can obtain more information as well as a contact number if needed for that particular agency. Some agencies I have worked with are IRS, Department of Labor (federal and state), Revenue Canada (and provincial governments), Inland Revenue, OSHA (0ccupational Safety and Health Administration); Social Security Administration and National Child Support as well as other agencies in Payroll and Human Resources. Some Laws I am particularly familiar with are FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act), FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act ) , QDRO's, QMCSO's, and other support orders and garnishments, USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Remployment Rights Act,PPA Act (Pension Protection Act of 2006, As well as most other employment type acts. I am also well versed in the Title V Civil Rights Act and the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).


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