How Medical Marijuana is Impacting Unemployment Claims

Right now, the use of marijuana in the country is a hot topic. As more states are legalizing it for medicinal purposes, others are moving to legalize it without a prescription. Regardless of your opinion, as an employer, you need to be aware of these changes to your business. Read more

Why the UI Integrity Act is So Important

Unless you have dedicated unemployment insurance staff, the work involved with claims and paperwork likely falls to human resources or another employee with an equally full plate. As a result, inaccuracies occur, deadlines are missed, and you realize that right now, UI isn’t being handled as well as you like, but what can you do? Read more

Are Employers Compensated During Fraudulent UI Claims

Unemployment insurance is no stranger to fraudulent claims, whether intentional or unintentional. In some cases, a claimant may not realize he or she didn’t follow the proper procedures that ultimately led them into a dishonest situation. While this does happen, more often, it is an intentional effort to get more money. Read more

Best Practices to Handling UI Appeals

When you receive an unemployment insurance claim, you have the chance to approve or deny it. Depending on your selection, the former employee making a claim may decide to challenge your decision through an appeal process. Read more

3 Biggest Mistakes Employers Make During Unemployment Insurance Claims

The world of unemployment insurance is complicated enough without the added threat of a lawsuit. You’re already trying to balance all the claims monitoring with hearing dates to make sure you aren’t overpaying. Essentially, you’re trying to avoid making a costly mistake. The bad news is you could be making the error before the claim even comes in. Here are three of the biggest mistakes employers make in the unemployment claims process. Read more

How to Prepare for Disciplinary Action or Termination

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in business – disciplining or firing an employee presents its challenges. You might get more comfortable with it in general, but it doesn’t eliminate the stress that can come with knowing you have to deliver bad news. Plus, there’s the added level of pressure on the situation related to potential lawsuits from the employee. Because of this, it’s important to go into that meeting prepared. Here’s what you need to do. Read more