Unemployment benefits are taxed as ordinary income 2

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emergency legislation to extend benefits. Unemployment benefits are taxed as ordinary income. 2. Workers' compensation laws protect employees who are involved in jobrelated injuries and death. The system is based on nofault liability, which means that an employee does not have to establish gross negligence of the employer, and the employer is protected from lawsuits, unless the employer contributed to a dangerous workplace. About 90 percent of U.S. workers are covered.
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a. Workers' compensation benefits are related to disability income, medical care, death benefits, and rehabilitative services. b. Benefits vary by state, but are usually about twothirds of predictability earnings and are taxfree. Funding is either through a state fund, private insurance companies, or self-funding by the organization. Rates are based on the nature and risk of occupations, state law, and the organizations experience rating. c. Many actions can be taken to reduce claims—making the workplace safer, work redesign, training, and to speed the return to health, and thus to work.
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