§ 31-222 Definitions
§ 31-222a “District” defined. Continuation of commissioners in offices
§ 31-223 Application of chapter to employers
§ 31-223a Employers not subject to chapter. Notification to employees
§ 31-223b Transfer of unemployment experience upon transfer of assets, organization, trade or business of employer. Penalties
§ 31-224 Municipal and other public employees
§ 31-225 Contributions by employers. Failure of an Indian tribe or tribal unit to make required payments. Financing of benefits paid to employees of nonprofit organizations. Bond requirement for foreign construction contractors
§ 31-225a Definitions; employers’ experience accounts; noncharging provisions; benefit ratio; rates of contribution; assessments to pay interest due on federal loans and to reimburse advance fund; fund balance tax rate; notice to employers; multiple employers; empl
§ 31-226a Discharge, discipline, penalty or discrimination prohibited. Right of action
§ 31-227 Payment of benefits. Disqualifying services. Offsets and deductions: Pensions, child support obligations and state, federal and local income taxes
§ 31-228 Benefit for total unemployment
§ 31-229 Benefit for partial unemployment
§ 31-230 Benefit year, base period and alternative base period
§ 31-231 Total unemployment benefit rate
§ 31-231a Total unemployment benefit rate
§ 31-231b Maximum limitation on total benefits
§ 31-232 Maximum limitation on total benefits
§ 31-232a Additional benefits payable during periods of substantial unemployment
§ 31-232b Extended benefits: Definitions
§ 31-232c Applicability of chapter
§ 31-232d Eligibility conditions
§ 31-232e Weekly extended benefit amount
§ 31-232f Total extended benefit amount
§ 31-232g Public announcements and computations by administrator
§ 31-232h Additional benefits payable, when
§ 31-232i Administrator’s duties with respect to federal act
§ 31-232j Extended benefits payable from Unemployment Compensation Fund
§ 31-232k Interstate claims for extended benefits
§ 31-232l Ineligibility for extended benefits. Suitable work defined. Duties of State Employment Service
§ 31-233 Temporary extended-duration benefits
§ 31-234 Dependency allowances
§ 31-235 Benefit eligibility conditions; qualifications; involuntary retirees. Reemployment services. Profiling system
§ 31-235a Methods of payment by nonprofit organizations
§ 31-236 Disqualifications. Exceptions
§ 31-236a Eligibility of apprentice unemployed due to labor dispute
§ 31-236b Eligibility for benefits not impaired by reason of participation in training with commissioner’s approval. Approval of programs
§ 31-236c Ineligibility of certain board of education employees
§ 31-236d Eligibility of individual in training approved under the Trade Act of 1974
§ 31-236e Basis for determination of eligibility. Regulations
§ 31-236f Information re the availability of unemployment compensation benefits. Procedure
§ 31-237 Employment Security Division
§ 31-237a Definitions
§ 31-237b Employment Security Appeals Division established
§ 31-237c Employment Security Board of Review. Appointment of members, chairman, alternate members
§ 31-237d Executive head of appeals division, delegation of his authority. Hearing of appeals to board
§ 31-237e Employment Security Appeals Division personnel, payment, appointment
§ 31-237f Disqualification of board member; challenge; replacements
§ 31-237g Powers of Employment Security Board of Review, rules of procedure
§ 31-237h Access of appeals division to records of the Employment Security Division
§ 31-237i Referee section established. Appointment of referees; chief referee
§ 31-237j Appeals to referee section; jurisdiction, venue; panel of referees
§ 31-238 Budget of Employment Security Appeals Division. Provision for expenses, offices, equipment and supplies
§ 31-239 Advisory council
§ 31-240 Claim procedure. Filing
§ 31-241 Determination of claims and benefits. Notice, hearing and appeal. Regulations
§ 31-242 Referee’s hearing of claim on appeal from examiner: Decision, notices, remand; disqualification of referee, challenge
§ 31-243 Continuous jurisdiction
§ 31-244 Procedure
§ 31-244a Procedure on appeals; hearings; rules of evidence; record
§ 31-245 Authority to administer oaths and issue subpoenas
§ 31-246 Enforcement of subpoena
§ 31-247 Witness fees. Payment of expenses of proceedings
§ 31-248 Decisions of employment security referee; final date, notice; reopening; judicial review
§ 31-248a Transfer of case from referee to Employment Security Board of Review
§ 31-249 Appeal from employment security referee’s decision to Employment Security Board of Review
§ 31-249a Decision of board, final date, grounds for reopening appeal, payment of benefits, exhaustion of remedies
§ 31-249b Appeal
§ 31-249c Administrator a party to all appeal proceedings. Right of board to intervene as a party
§ 31-249d Disqualification of referees and board members as advocates
§ 31-249e Decisions of board and referees. Methods of issuance. Notice of appellate rights
§ 31-249f Decisions of board as precedents, referees’ decisions as authority. Index of cases decided
§ 31-249g Use of arbitration decisions by board or referees. Preclusive effect of unemployment compensation proceedings
§ 31-249h Regulations defining “good cause”
§ 31-250 Administration. Duties and powers of administrator
§ 31-250a Advisory board. Membership. Functions and duties
§ 31-251 General regulations
§ 31-252 Public distribution of law, regulations and reports
§ 31-253 Delegation of authority
§ 31-254 Records and reports. State directory of new hires. Disclosure
§ 31-254a Wage and claim information to national directory of new hires
§ 31-255 Reciprocal agreements with other states
§ 31-256 Application for advances to Unemployment Trust Fund
§ 31-257 Repayment of benefits on receipt of retroactive pay
§ 31-258 Repayment of benefits on receipt of workers’ compensation
§ 31-259 Employment Security Administration Fund
§ 31-260 Transfer of funds authorized by federal Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act
§ 31-261 Unemployment Compensation Fund. Payment of administrative expenses
§ 31-262 Deposits of contributions. Payments to United States Treasurer
§ 31-263 Withdrawals of funds for payment of benefits and reimbursement of advance fund
§ 31-264 Management of fund upon discontinuance of or changes in Unemployment Trust Fund
§ 31-264a Unemployment Compensation Advance Fund
§ 31-264b Issuance of unemployment compensation revenue bonds
§ 31-265 Interest on contributions not paid when due
§ 31-266 Collection of contributions. Lien. Foreclosure
§ 31-266a Civil action to enjoin employer from entering employment contracts where contributions unpaid
§ 31-266b Disposition of real or personal property taken by foreclosure
§ 31-266c Abatement of contributions. Compromises
§ 31-267 Priority of claim for contributions in case of insolvency, bankruptcy or dissolution
§ 31-268 Adjustment of errors
§ 31-269 Refunds and deficiencies
§ 31-270 Failure of employer to file report of contributions due. Appeal from action of administrator
§ 31-271 Examination to determine liability of employer, sufficiency of reports, amount of contributions due, or ability to pay; subpoena
§ 31-272 Protection of rights and benefits
§ 31-273 Overpayments; recovery and penalties. Timeliness of appeals. False or misleading declarations, statements or representations. Additional violations and penalties
§ 31-274 Saving clause. Conflict with federal law. Governmental districts and subdivisions defined
§ 31-274g Cooperation with other states for enforcement of law
§ 31-274h Publication of unemployment compensation information
§ 31-274i Information to be provided re earned income credit program
§ 31-274j Voluntary shared work unemployment compensation program

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 567 - Unemployment Compensation

  • Administrator: means the Labor Commissioner. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-222
  • agricultural labor: means any service performed prior to January 1, 1978, which was agricultural labor prior to such date, and remunerated service performed after December 31, 1977: (I) On a farm, in the employ of any person, in connection with cultivating the soil, or in connection with raising or harvesting any agricultural or horticultural commodity, including the raising, shearing, feeding, caring for, training and management of livestock, bees, poultry and fur-bearing animals and wildlife. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-222
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appeals division: means the Employment Security Appeals Division consisting of the board members, the referees employed in the referee section and all other supporting staff members employed in that division for discharge of its responsibilities as set forth in this chapter. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-237a
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • banks: shall include all incorporated banks. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Benefit charges: means the amount of benefit payments charged to an employer's experience account under this section. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-225a
  • Board: means the Employment Security Board of Review. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-237a
  • Calendar quarters: means the quarter years ending on the last day of March, June, September and December, respectively, or the equivalent thereof as the administrator may by regulation prescribe. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-222
  • Chief referee: means the chief referee of the referee section. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-237a
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Computation date: means June thirtieth of the year preceding the tax year for which the contribution rates are computed. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-225a
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contributing employer: means an employer who is assigned a percentage rate of contribution under the provisions of this section. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-225a
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • crew leader: means an individual who (I) furnishes individuals to perform services in agricultural labor for any other person, (II) pays either on his own behalf or on behalf of such other person the individuals so furnished by him for the service in agricultural labor performed by them, and (III) has not entered into a written agreement with such other person under which such individual is designated as an employee of such other person. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-222
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • domestic service: includes all service for a person in the operation and maintenance of a private household, local college club or local chapter of a college fraternity or sorority as distinguished from service as an employee in the pursuit of an employer's trade, occupation, profession, enterprise or vocation. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-222
  • employment: shall include services described in clause (I) and (II) above performed after December 31, 1971, if 1. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-222
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Experience period: means the three consecutive experience years ending on the computation date, except that (A) if the employer's account has been chargeable with benefits for less than three years, the experience period shall consist of the greater of one or two consecutive experience years ending on the computation date, and (B) to the extent allowed by federal law and as necessary to respond to the spread of COVID-19, for any taxable year commencing on or after January 1, 2022, the experience period shall be calculated without regard to benefit charges and taxable wages for the experience years ending June 30, 2020, and June 30, 2021, when applicable. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-225a
  • Experience year: means the twelve consecutive months ending on June thirtieth. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-225a
  • farm: includes stock, dairy, poultry, fruit, fur-bearing animal, and truck farms, plantations, ranches, nurseries, ranges, greenhouses or other similar structures used primarily for the raising of agricultural or horticultural commodities, and orchards. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-222
  • farming: include cultivation of the soil, dairying, forestry, raising or harvesting any agricultural or horticultural commodity, including the raising, shearing, feeding, caring for, training and management of livestock, including horses, bees, the production of honey, poultry, fur-bearing animals and wildlife, and the raising or harvesting of oysters, clams, mussels, other molluscan shellfish or fish. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Hospital: means an institution which has been licensed by the Department of Public Health or state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, for the care and treatment of the sick and injured, and treatment of persons suffering from disease or other abnormal physical or mental conditions. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-222
  • Institution of higher education: means an educational institution which (1) admits as regular students only individuals having a certificate of graduation from a high school, or the recognized equivalent of such a certificate. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-222
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • legislative body: means : (1) As applied to unconsolidated towns, the town meeting. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • outside sales representative: means an individual whose services to a for-profit travel agency are performed under such travel agency's Airlines Reporting Corporation accreditation, or the International Airlines Travel Agent Network endorsement. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-222
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Qualified employer: means each employer subject to this chapter whose experience record has been chargeable with benefits for at least one full experience year, with the exception of employers subject to a flat entry rate of contributions as provided under subsection (d) of this section, employers subject to the maximum contribution rate under subsection (c) of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-225a
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Records: means the official records, files and data maintained by the Employment Security Division. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-237a
  • Referee: means an employment security appeals referee. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-237a
  • Referee section: means the organizational unit consisting of the employment security appeals referees employed in the appeals division and all other supporting staff members employed in that division for discharge of the responsibilities assigned to referees in accordance with this chapter. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-237a
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Staff assistant: means the staff assistant to the Employment Security Board of Review. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-237a
  • State: means any state of the United States and shall include the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on the day after the day on which the Secretary of Labor accepts an unemployment insurance law submitted by the Virgin Islands. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-222
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • succeeding: when used by way of reference to any section or sections, mean the section or sections next preceding, next following or next succeeding, unless some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Tax year: means the calendar year immediately following the computation date. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-225a
  • Taxable wages: means total wages except:

    (A) That part of the remuneration (i) in excess of seven thousand one hundred dollars paid by an employer to an individual during any calendar year commencing on or after January 1, 1983, and prior to January 1, 1994, (ii) in excess of nine thousand dollars paid by an employer to an individual during the calendar year commencing on January 1, 1994, (iii) in excess of an amount equal to the taxable wages for the prior year increased by one thousand dollars so paid during any calendar year commencing on or after January 1, 1995, but prior to January 1, 1999, (iv) in excess of fifteen thousand dollars for any calendar year commencing on or after January 1, 1999, but prior to January 1, 2024, (v) in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars for the calendar year commencing on January 1, 2024, or (vi) for each calendar year commencing on or after January 1, 2025, in excess of an amount equal to the taxable wages for the prior year (I) adjusted by the percentage change in the employment cost index or its successor index, for wages and salaries for all civilian workers, as calculated by the United States Department of Labor, over the twelve-month period ending on June thirtieth of the preceding year, and (II) rounded to the nearest multiple of one hundred dollars. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-222

  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Total wages: means all remuneration for employment and dismissal payments, including the cash value of all remuneration paid in any medium other than cash except the cash value of any remuneration paid for agricultural labor or domestic service in any medium other than cash. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-222
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes the states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on the day after the day on which the Secretary of Labor accepts an unemployment insurance law submitted by the Virgin Islands. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-222
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.