“What Happens During an Unemployment Insurance Hearing?”

If you decide to contest an unemployment insurance claim, one of two results will happen. The benefits will either be approved or denied by a state board and both parties accept the outcome, or the decision is made but either you or the former employee decide to appeal. When this happens, an unemployment insurance hearing will be scheduled.

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“The Basics of Progressive Discipline”

The Basics of Progressive Discipline

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“How can your employment application help you to win unemployment cases?”

If you’re like most business owners, you might realize that unemployment insurance (UI) costs have been on the rise for some time now. In recent years, in fact, UI has become one of the top three tax costs to employers.

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“Unemployment Insurance Hearings – Best Practices”

Unemployment hearings, while one of the most important factors of unemployment costs, are often the most frustrating for employers. Many times employers don’t understand how to handle an unemployment hearing effectively because they have little experience or guidance.

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“Unemployment Tips for Winning Protests”

Keeping unemployment (UI) costs under control is a major concern for businesses of all sizes. And one of the keys to doing that is minimizing charges against your State UI Reserve Account. In other words, this important method for minimizing costs is to prevent unauthorized claimants from collecting benefits against your account.

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“Effective Employee Documentation – The Key to Winning UI Protests”

For many employers (most actually), protesting unemployment claims that should not be paid is a headache and seems to be a study in futility – the average employer only wins about half the time. Some employers get so frustrated with losing that they stop protesting altogether. Why do employers lose protests?

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“3 Ways to Win Your Unemployment Insurance Protests”

It’s no surprise to hear, that for most employers, unemployment taxes are a high cost item. The taxes often reach tens to hundreds of thousands, and in some cases, millions of dollars. Of course you can protest improper claims, but it can be a stressful, and unfortunately, it’s not always easy to win. In fact, the average employer only wins about 50% of the protests they file.

Does this sound like a problem your business is dealing with? This post is dedicated to helping you win your unemployment insurance claim with three different steps, so read on. Read more

“UI Hearing Do’s and Don’ts”

What’s the worst part about filing an unemployment insurance protest? Most employers agree that it’s the actual hearing. Indeed, many employers dread them so much that they decide to skip the unemployment insurance hearings entirely and just give up their case.

However, there is no reason to despair. Even though you are not an expert on UI hearings and how they work, that is no reason to feel intimidated and to give up. Knowing a little UI hearing etiquette, along with a little preparation, can put you on the right track. Read more

“Tax Season Doesn’t End in April for UI Managers”

While many are putting the finishing touches on filing personal and corporate taxes, unemployment insurance managers have been working on their UI tax rates all year long. Read more