Archive for the ‘Appeals’ Category

Submitting a resignation then getting fired

Submitting a resignation then getting fired This happens more than you’d think. According to the employer you quit. According to you, you were fired. So which is it? This is what is called a constructive discharge. Let’s say you submitted your resignation that your last day would be on the 20th of this month. Your […]

Failure to file your unemployment appeal on time

Failure to file your unemployment appeal on time Once the agency has made a decision regarding your unemployment a determination will be mailed to you at the addressed you listed in your application for benefits. You typically have twenty days from the mailing date on the letter to file an appeal. Do not confuse this […]

What to do if you believe you will lose your job

What to do if you believe you will lose your job Start taking notes on everything that occurs, it could help you out later on so you do not have to rely on your memory. Do not fill out any exit forms, this is only for the employer’s benefit, you have no obligation to fill […]

How to properly resign or quit a job

How to properly resign or quit a job For those of you who choose to resign from a job and submit a resignation letter here are a few pointers for your future. If you are quitting for unhappiness of any type include that in your letter. Too many people in my hearings would submit a […]

Burden of proof in unemployment hearings

Burden of proof in unemployment hearings The reason why as I stated before that is it better to be fired/discharged, than quit is due to the burden of proof in hearings. Simply put, if you are discharged the burden lies with the employer to prove you were terminated for reasons of misconduct. If you quit, […]

Unemployment fraud recently in the news

Unemployment fraud recently in the news State kicks Lincoln Park $1 million lottery winner off food stamps A Michigan woman who won big in the state lottery but continued to get taxpayer assistance has been cut off from her benefits. Amanda Clayton, a 24-year-old single mother of two from Lincoln Park, won $1 million in […]

Can I collect unemployment and work part time?

Can I collect unemployment and work part time? The short answer yes, you could be qualified if you meet all the requirements. You could be eligible for partial benefits. This would be based on the exact amount of hours you work per week and the amount you earn. The maximum amount you would be able […]

Discharged due to inability to perform work after injury

Discharged due to inability to perform work after injury After watching the Walking Dead last night this topic popped into my head. One hearing I held involved a man who was injured while at work from a construction type job. He was placed on administrative leave from his job since he was while he was […]

How a telephone unemployment hearing sounds

How a telephone unemployment hearing sounds This is a video I found which is fairly educational. Obviously this video is a best case scenario and in no way represents how most hearings end up.

Who do you really work for? Tricks employer’s use

Who do you really work for? Tricks employer’s use This is an insider’s tip that some employers use to exploit people. Whenever you are paid look closely at your check. If it lists any other name other than who you believe you work for, then you are really employed by the company listed. People in […]