#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…]

7 Top HR Unemployment Challenges

Changing Regulations and other HR Unemployment Challenges As a busy HR professional, you’ve been dealing with many unique challenges your whole career. Handling your company’s unemployment claims process is not without its hurdles. However, you aren’t alone! Here are 7 of the Top HR Unemployment Management Challenges facing your peers. Click HERE to download the [Read More…]

February 2018 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Case Analysis: When a Claimant Quits Without Good Cause Background The claimant resigned after being informed her job would end at a future date. She was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that she quit without good cause. The claimant appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At The Hearing The [Read More…]

Is your state the highest for unemployment overpayments?

14 States are Above a 14% Improper Payment Rate Unemployment overpayments remain a problem, despite UI Integrity.  How much of a problem? Try $3.77 Billion or 12.06% of all unemployment claims.1  At the individual level, this means a $3,000 impact to employers for a single improper unemployment claim, and that’s on the low end.  Click [Read More…]

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…]