Nebraska Revised Statute 48-668

Chapter 48

48-668.

Unemployment compensation; services performed in another state; arrangements with other states.

(1) The commissioner is hereby authorized to enter into arrangements with the appropriate and duly authorized agencies of other states or the federal government, or both, whereby:

(a) Services performed by an individual for a single employer for which services are customarily performed by such individual in more than one state shall be deemed to be services performed entirely within any one of the states in which (i) any part of such individual's service is performed, (ii) such individual has his or her residence, or (iii) the employer maintains a place of business, if there is in effect, as to such services, an election by an employer with the acquiescence of such individual, approved by the agency charged with the administration of such state's unemployment compensation law, pursuant to which services performed by such individual for such employer are deemed to be performed entirely within such state;

(b) Service performed by not more than three individuals, on any portion of a day but not necessarily simultaneously, for a single employer which customarily operates in more than one state shall be deemed to be service performed entirely within the state in which such employer maintains the headquarters of his or her business if there is in effect, as to such service, an approved election by an employer with the affirmative consent of each such individual, pursuant to which service performed by such individual for such employer is deemed to be performed entirely within such state;

(c) Potential rights to benefits under the Employment Security Law may constitute the basis for payment of benefits by another state or the federal government and potential rights to benefits accumulated under the law of another state or the federal government may constitute the basis for the payment of benefits by this state. Such benefits shall be paid under the Employment Security Law or under the law of such state or the federal government or under such combination of the provisions of both laws, as may be agreed upon as being fair and reasonable to all affected interests. No such arrangement shall be entered into unless it contains provisions for reimbursement to the fund for such benefits as are paid on the basis of wages and service subject to the law of another state or the federal government, and provision for reimbursement from the fund for such benefits as are paid by another state or the federal government on the basis of wages and service subject to the Employment Security Law. Reimbursements paid from the fund pursuant to this section shall be deemed to be benefits for the purposes of the Employment Security Law; and

(d) Wages, upon the basis of which an individual may become entitled to benefits under an employment security law of another state or of the federal government, shall be deemed to be wages for insured work for the purpose of determining his or her benefits under the Employment Security Law; and wages for insured work, on the basis of which an individual may become entitled to benefits under the Employment Security Law, shall be deemed to be wages on the basis of which unemployment insurance is payable under such law of another state or of the federal government. No such arrangement shall be entered into unless it contains provisions for reimbursement to the fund for such of the benefits paid under the Employment Security Law upon the basis of such wages and provision for reimbursement from the fund for such benefits paid under such other law upon the basis of wages for insured work, as the commissioner finds will be fair and reasonable to all affected interests. Reimbursement paid from the fund pursuant to this section shall be deemed to be benefits for the purposes of the Employment Security Law.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this section, the commissioner shall participate in any arrangements for the payment of benefits on the basis of combining an individual's wages and employment covered under the Employment Security Law with his or her wages and employment covered under the unemployment compensation laws of other states which are approved by the United States Secretary of Labor in consultation with the state unemployment compensation agencies as reasonably calculated to assure the prompt and full payment of benefits in such situations and which include provisions for (a) applying the base period of a single state law to a claim involving the combining of an individual's wages and employment covered under two or more state unemployment compensation laws and (b) avoiding the duplicate use of wages and employment by reason of such combining. However, no benefits paid pursuant to an agreement to combine wages entered into under this subsection shall be charged against any employer's experience account if the employer's experience account, under the same or similar circumstances, would not be charged under the Employment Security Law. Benefits received by a claimant pursuant to an agreement entered into under this subsection to which he or she is not entitled shall be credited to an employer's experience account or reimbursement account in the same manner as claims paid based solely upon the laws of this state.

Source

  • Laws 1937, c. 108, § 18, p. 402;
  • Laws 1939, c. 56, § 12, p. 251;
  • C.S.Supp.,1941, § 48-717;
  • R.S.1943, § 48-668;
  • Laws 1945, c. 115, § 8, p. 387;
  • Laws 1949, c. 163, § 17(1), p. 432;
  • Laws 1971, LB 651, § 13;
  • Laws 1985, LB 339, § 49;
  • Laws 2009, LB631, § 12.