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I was told that applicants were eligible
I was told that applicants were eligible for unemployment benefits for up to 14 weeks under the current law. I was wondering what happens if an applicant doesn't find employment by the end of the 14 weeks. Can they apply for an extension or reapply? Thankyou.
We are a religious organization whose primary
Hi Marsha,We are a religious organization whose primary mission is to provide education pre-school through eighth grade to children on the west side of Chicago. The school is Holy Family School (www.hfm.org).One of our employees left our employ in June 16th, 2012 and filed for unemployment. He collected 23 weeks of unemployment, then apparently got a job elsewhere. We think he then lost that job and reapplied for unemployment benefits. We were notified by the state that his benefit cycle was starting over again. We protested and our protest was denied on the grounds that we were his last employer. Our major objection was that we should be the chargeable party for only three more weeks. The state blew by the 26 weeks and continues to charge us (I just received a bill for the period ending 2/22/2014). I was under the impression that after 26 weeks of benefits through the state, that federal benefits kicked in and these benefits were not chargeable to the employer. This is particularly painful for us because we elected to go with the program where we pay benefits only for our own employees rather than is the state program that calculates chargeable rates.Thank you for your thoughts.Richard HollandBusiness ManagerHoly Family Ministries
Hello -- Background first, question second: My sister lives
Hello -- Background first, question second: My sister lives in iowa and the restaurant she worked at closed at the end of October. She's in the process of applying for unemployment but has yet to receive her first check. She recently received an emailfrom the state with 2 types of statements. The first is a statement that the emergency unemployment has not been renewed by the fed gov and will end on 12/28/13 and the second is a statement that online claims require a PIN. She interpreted the message tomean that she wouldn't be getting any unemployment; I interpreted it to mean that Iowa a) doesn't do a good job communicating b) that Emergency Unemployment is different from standard unemployment, and c) she's still eligible for standard unemployment butneeds to set up her PIN. Do you have any information that can verify my takeaway? -- Thanks! Michele Text of email below: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claim - Home The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program has not been extended by the federalgovernment. The last week for which EUC will be paid is for the week ending December 28, 2013. EUC will not be paid for any weeks ending after December 28, 2013. If additional EUC benefits become available, Iowa Workforce Development will contact you in writingwith specific instructions for reactivating your EUC claim. The on-line continued claims application for filing your weekly continued claim and benefit inquiry applications require that you enter a confidential Personal Identification Number or PIN. Your PINprotects you from having another person file your claim or obtain information about your claim. You will establish your own PIN the first time you log in and are responsible for its use. Be sure to select a PIN that will be easy for you to remember since youmust use it each time you file your weekly-continued claim or get benefit information. Do not use repeated numbers (such as 1111 or 3333) or numbers in sequence (such as 1234). Remember: Your PIN is your electronic signature for claiming and receiving unemploymentbenefits and to obtain information about your claim. You are responsible and liable for your claim. It is not permissible for any other individual to file your claim for you. Never tell anyone your PIN!!! If you forget your PIN or you think someone else knowsyour PIN, report this immediately to Iowa Workforce Development and you will be provided instructions on how to establish a new PIN.
My ex husband was fired from Lumber Liquidators on Monday for
My ex husband was fired from Lumber Liquidators on Monday for what seems to be for not knowing the computer systems well enough, etc. He was there 3 years. Filed for unemployment here in CT and didn't know the employer registration # XXXXX called the tele number. After waiting 2.5 hours on hold, the rep said that he has to wait for a "hearing" on Aug 20th. 1) Why a "hearing?" and what happens at this hearing? Apparently Lumber Liquidators is there too. The rep wouldn't give him any other information other than what he would receive. How does he get emergency unemployment as he has no savings to live on. Thanks.
I am currently unemployed in NJ. My first set of benefits went
I am currently unemployed in NJ. My first set of benefits went expired as I used them all, twenty something weeks. So when I claimed my benefits last week it said BENEFITS EXHAUSTED. But I got the last week pay of the balance. I know there are extensions, but I didnt get anything in the mail or what not. Will it just be there when I go to claim my benefits are something? Does it automatically get applied the extension?Thanks
I live in NY and I am currently in college and I receive unemploymentView more employment law questions
I live in NY and I am currently in college and I receive unemployment until the end of November. I have an opportunity to consult with a company and be issued a 1099 in doing so using my wifes DBA and her SS#.I was going to ask for a deferred payment of 6 months (to bring me past the point of when my unemployment benefits runs out). 1) The company has already agreed and I told them my wife is SOLELY the owner of the DBA. Can they get in trouble? I did not tell them I am receiving unemployment, I simply said most consultants get paid this way and I didnt want to be a regular employee.2) Does the deferred payment matter or not? If they cut us a check to XYZ company on December 12th, 2013 for 5000, is this still illegal?I between a rock and hard place but I dont want to get myself or the wife or the company in any trouble. I graduate soon and this consulting stuff is just extra money but money I could really use.3) How would I ever get in trouble if no one said anything? The DBA is in the wifes name, she cashes the checks, she files taxes on the extra pay. I file taxes solely on my unemployment. I dont see how they would know since we use her SS#, not mine.
Allen M., Esq.
JAG officer and former adjunct prof.
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude