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NEGATIVE ACCOUNT EMPLOYER Definition & Legal Meaning

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An employer paying out more in employee unemployment benefits than contributing to its state-run unemployment insurance (UI) account. The state’s periodic account review will trigger an increase in employer contribution until the account is balanced if the account is found to be negative.


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