Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training


National Association of Unemployment Insurance Appellate Boards(NAUIAB) Conference in Newport June 13th-16th

Contact: Thomas J. Daniels
Chairman, RI Board of Review
June 10, 2005

Rhode Island’s Board of Review is honored to host the Silver Anniversary Conference for theNational Association of Unemployment Insurance Appellate Boards (NAUIAB) Monday,June 13th to Thursday, June 16th at the Newport Hyatt.

Thomas J. Daniels, President of NAUIAB and Chairman of the RI Board of Review, noted,“NAUIAB is renowned for its yearly educational conferences and we are excited to behosting this 25th annual event. We know many of the 150 attendees are arriving early andstaying beyond the close of the conference in order to enjoy the great attractions of Newportand the surrounding area.”

The Board of Review is a quasi-judicial agency that renders decisions on appeals arising fromthe Department of Labor and Training’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) and TemporaryDisability Insurance (TDI) divisions, and from employers on certain contested tax statusissues. When eligibility for UI or TDI benefits is questioned, either by the claimant or theformer employer, it is the Board of Review who has the final word. The Board of Reviewhandled nearly 6,000 cases in 2004.

Appeals officials and hearing officers from all 50 states and Canada will convene to hearoutstanding speakers including recently retired RI Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders andofficials from the US Department of Labor. Keith Stokes of the Newport Chamber ofCommerce will participate in the conference opening session. Subjects range from Ethics andthe Art of Dissent to Home Computer Security and Privacy to Advocacy in the AppealsProcess and Communication Skills.

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The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training offers a wide array of employment and training services to both the general public and to individuals with unusual barriers to employment. DLT is ready to assist any job seeker, whether the goal is a first job, a better job, or a career change. Rhode Island's work force is protected through the enforcement of labor laws, prevailing wage rates, and work place health and safety standards. Temporary income support is available to unemployed, sick, or injured workers and a comprehensive rehabilitation program is available to those injured on the job.
DLT is dedicated to the growth and competitiveness of Rhode Island industry, administering a variety of training grants, tax credits, and apprenticeship programs to help employers. Economic indicators and labor market information are available for long-range planning. The Agency engages in active outreach, helping large and small employers retain their best workers or retrain their existing work force. At no cost to the employer, DLT will also screen job applicants, post job vacancies, and help businesses institute cost-sharing programs that can avert layoffs.For more information on the innovative programs and services available to all Rhode Islanders at the Department of Labor and Training, please call (401) 462-8000 or visit our web site at www.dlt.ri.gov

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