January 2018 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Unemployment Claims Review: Did the claimant quit with good cause? Background The claimant resigned after a meeting regarding her work performance. She was allowed benefits upon a finding that she quit with good cause. The employer appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Claimant’s Evidence: The claimant, [Read More…]

The Insider Guide for Staffing Down After the Holidays

Best Practices to Follow when Terminating Seasonal Employees Now that the busy Holiday Season is behind us, retail and other industries are facing the task of staffing down to normal levels.  This can stretch an already burdened HR department. More paperwork. More unemployment claims. However, there are things that can be done to lessen administrative [Read More…]

Which States Require You to Provide Workers With a Separation Notice?

Separation Notice Forms by State for Employment Status Change Did you know 15 states require employers to provide their workers with a separation notice upon employment status change? This includes separations from discharges, layoffs, and leaves of absence. Some states require these notices to happen within the first 24-hours, while others give you three days.  An [Read More…]

Potential Government Shutdown; Impact on Employers

On December 7, 2017 Congress passed a bill to extend government funding for two weeks. While a stop gap bill is pending and would extend funding through January 19, if an agreement is not reached before December 22nd, the U.S. government will be facing a shutdown. With the significant amount of regulatory guidance employers deal [Read More…]

December 2017 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for receiving two written warnings within a year period. He was allowed benefits upon a finding that he was discharged, but not for misconduct connected with the work. The employer appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At The Hearing The Employer’s Evidence: The employer offered evidence [Read More…]

Webinar Replay: Unemployment Mock Hearing

During our recent unemployment webinar, Burden of Proof: An Unemployment Mock Hearing, we took our attendees straight into a live re-enactment of a real unemployment case. Most seasoned HR pros know that the heat is on when they receive notice of an unemployment hearing. From preparing the witnesses to ensuring documents are submitted as evidence [Read More…]

November 2017 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for excessive absenteeism. She was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that she was discharged for misconduct connected with the work. The claimant appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Employer’s Evidence: The employer offered evidence and testimony showing that the claimant, [Read More…]

Webinar: Burden of Proof – An Unemployment Mock Hearing

Our mock unemployment hearing webinar is back by popular demand. Join us on Wednesday, November 15 at 2:00 ET (1:00 CT, 12:00 MT, 11:00 PT). With unemployment hearings having serious consequences for employers, the heat is on when you receive notice of an unemployment hearing. Even the most seasoned HR pros can find unemployment law [Read More…]

October 2017 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for inappropriate behavior. The claimant was allowed benefits upon a finding that he was discharged, but not for misconduct connected with the work. The employer appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At The Hearing The Employer’s Evidence: The employer’s witness testified that he received an [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence – SUI Tax Rate Forecasting

Situation As mentioned in last month’s issue of Tax Intelligence, for a majority of states the date used to calculate state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) tax rates for the forthcoming calendar year is June 30th, which is known as the computation date.  So while most of the employer-specific information used by state workforce agencies in calculating [Read More…]