The top reason employers lose unemployment claim protests is due to poor or missing employee documentation. The most critical type of documentation which affects Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim protests is employee discipline. Failing to effectively document employee discipline will result in you losing more UI protests. Can you afford to lose protests that you shouldn’t lose?
Many employers can identify claims that should not be paid, yet only half of those protests are won
One of the most important ways employers can minimize the costs of unemployment benefits and improve their protest win percentage is through effective employee policies. It is difficult to win when protesting that an employee violated an important employer policy if you don’t have a strong policy and you can’t prove that the employee knew about it. Poor documentation and policies account for a significant portion of why employers lose their UI protests.
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