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I (Usually) Hate Unemployment Challenges

As an advocate for businesses, you might assume that I stand behind an employer's decision to challenge an ex-employee's claim for unemployment compensation. You'd be wrong. In fact, I believe that employers are better served not challenging the unemployment compensation claims of most...

What is a Necessitous and Compelling Reason for Quitting my Job Under Pennsylvania Unemployment Law?

You May Be Eligible For Unemployment In PA If You Quit Your Job If you quit your job, you may be eligible for PA unemployment benefits if you had a necessitous and compelling reason to quit . Here are some of the most common examples of a necessitous and compelling reason to quit your job: ...

Must My Business In New York Make Unemployment Insurance Contributions To New York With Respect To Out-Of-State Employees?

Unemployment insurance is temporary income for workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own; are ready, willing and able to work; and have earned sufficient compensation during a specified period of time in covered employment. When an individual performs all of his services within the...

Unemployment (or prior lawsuits) as a protected class? Not so fast says the 6th Circuit

Last week, in Berrington v. Wal-Mart , the 6th Circuit considered the issue of whether a company could be liable for refusing to hire someone because he filed an unemployment claim. William Berrington claimed that a Kalamazoo, Michigan, Wal-Mart's refusal to rehire him after he filed a unemployment...