July 2018 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for appearing at work under the influence of alcohol. He was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that he was discharged for misconduct connected with the work. He appealed. A hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Employer’s Evidence: The claimant’s manager and two witnesses [Read More…]

Mock Unemployment Hearing: Verbal Harassment

Unemployment Hearing Coming Up? Get the Tips you Need! Feeling overwhelmed with the burden of trying to prep for an unemployment hearing? Not sure what the best practices are for securing and presenting the right documents? Anxiety bubbling up as you think about how to effectively cross-examine a witness? Then this webinar is for you! [Read More…]

See our latest unemployment session at #HRFL!

Register today for our unemployment tips seminar at HR Florida! Join us at HR Florida Conference and Expo this year!  Our employment tax expert, Matt Kaufer, will be presenting at the show on Wednesday, August 29th at 9:45am.  In Matt’s session, Critical Unemployment Management Tips plus When a Natural Disaster Strikes, he will will be [Read More…]

June 2018 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for threatening violence in the workplace. He was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that he was discharged for misconduct connected with the work. The claimant appealed. A hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At The Hearing The Employer’s Evidence: The claimant’s manager testified that the claimant walked [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…]

May 2018 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for violating the employer’s tardiness policy. She was allowed benefits upon a finding that she 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 testified that the claimant [Read More…]

#HRSTRONGER – See you at Gulf Coast Symposium next week

Next week’s Gulf Coast Symposium 2018 event is going to be packed full of innovative, educational information!  There are so many great sessions from which to choose.  As you plan, be sure to include the insightful presentation from Equifax Matt Kaufer, VP Employment Tax Services, as he presents on the Best Practices in the Unemployment [Read More…]

April 2018 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Case Analysis: Claimant Discharged for Theft, but Allowed Benefits by ALJ Background The claimant was discharged for theft. She was allowed benefits upon a finding that she was discharged, but not for misconduct connected with the work. The employer appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge (ALJ). At the Hearing The [Read More…]

To Appeal or Not to Appeal an Unemployment Claim?

When Should Employers Appeal an Unemployment Claim? Purpose of the unemployment appeal process When benefits are awarded, it can seem like there are no other options for an employer, should you disagree with the ruling.  However, the unemployment appeal process gives both employers and claimants another chance to review how state eligibility rules were applied. While you may [Read More…]

Webinar Highlights: Top HR Unemployment Documentation Tips

HR Unemployment Documentation and Risk HR unemployment documentation can open up your organization to risk, including a higher tax rate.   Let us show you how to reduce both, by stopping common unemployment documentation mistakes. We pulled together top tips from our Best Practices in HR Unemployment Documentation webinar that you can view right now! Hear [Read More…]