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I have an general question about unemployment. I got my last

I have an general question about unemployment. I got my last check from my 14 weeks of it, and is it true that they are no longer offering emergency extensions anymore ? I live in the state of Georgia . Thanks

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RobertJDFL

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I applied for Unemployment Insurance Benefits and had

I applied for Unemployment Insurance Benefits and had resigned under pressure by employer with the alternative either to be terminated (and would loose my license to the Board of Nursing in the State of New Jersey as a Homemaker-Homehealth aid) or resign. I picked the second alternative. I would have an interview with a Claims Examiner on 1/23/2017 at 2:20 pm. I need a lawyer to help me as to advise me. Marie Ramos-Booth

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My employer terminated my employment but only after I

Hi! My employer terminated my employment but only after I declined to write an attitude and performance improvement plan. All of my performance reviews were great. Basically I got let go because I was late on inputting timesheets. I may add getting a live check for late time entry rather than direct depositing my check isn't a written policy in the employee handbook. Can I still receive unemployment insurance after declining to write the plan? I feel like there's a form of trickery involved here.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New York StateJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will and full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No except how much will this consultation cost?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: That's ok. I think I'll see if I can find a lawyer in my city to assist. Thank you for your time.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I was accused of stealing by a co-worker, after I punched

I was accused of stealing by a co-worker, after I punched out and was outside of the building the co-worker stopped in the hallway inside the building and was speaking to my supervisor. As I was walking to my car my supervisor asked me to come back in and I said "for what?" I turned to my accuser and started saying to her I have the right to work here, just like you do, I was yelling @ her because all of she said in front of my supervisor, "you were stealing" my supervisor came outside and said you can't talk to employees like that, I told her I'm punched out, she said you're on aldi property, I said so I'm going home, supervisor said we will talk to you tommorrow. This happened today 1/4/2017.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: KansasJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: part time, no unionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am currently thinking about filing against them for a hostile work enviornment

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Patrick, Esq.

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Had an employee start on 6/29/09 and was let go on 7/20/09

Had an employee start on 6/29/09 and was let go on 7/20/09 (yes many years ago) but curious about this question. He just said to me that we denied his unemployment in a letter and that is why he never received it. We are in Pennsylvania....would he have been eligible for it anyway? He only worked about a month and is there a term that he needed to meet to make him eligible?

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Sometimes i work at home in order to get work done faster. i

hi,JA: Hi. What do you want help with?Customer: sometimes i work at home in order to get work done faster. i had safe files, mostly procedures, on the disk. the other day i noticed that i lost that disk. what should i do.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: njJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: there are several possibilities, disk is at home, in garbage, or someone found it

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Alex Esquire

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I own a yoga studio franchise in Texas. I need to issue an

I own a yoga studio franchise in Texas. I need to issue an "independent contractor agreement" to my yoga teachers and I am using a template recommended by my franchisor, a company incorporated in Colorado. This template, under payment terms reads: "As provided in Colorado Revised Statutes §§ 8-40-202(2)(b)(IV) and 8-70-115(2), the Independent Contractor expressly agrees that, as an independent contractor, the Independent Contractor is not entitled to any employee benefits from the Company, including, but not limited to, any employer withholdings or liability for: taxes, FICA, Medicare or Medicaid;medical or disability insurance; vacation or leave; pension; unemployment insurance; or worker's compensation insurance"please recommend a substitute reference for the "Colorado Revised Statutes §§ 8-40-202(2)(b)(IV) and 8-70-115(2)" considering I am in Texas.thanksGuido

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ScottyMacEsq

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I have a business that is incorporated in the state of

I have a business that is incorporated in the state of Illinois. The State of IL requires wages paid to employees to be reported quarterly by filing Quarterly Contributions and Wage Reports with the IDES (IL Dept of Employ. Sec). I did not file these reports timely, for 4th quarter 2010 thru 1st quarter 2012. The Department of Employment Security has made a Determination and Assessment against my acct for unpaid contributions, interest, and penalties calculated based on estimated wages from prior filings of ~4K. I have exhausted all appeals attempts for reversal of the assessment.So, since I have resolved that I must make payment, I noticed there is a clause in every correspondence, "PERSONAL LIABILITY OF RESPONSIBLE PARTIESThe Unemployment Insurance Act was recently amended to provide for the personal liability of any officer or employee of an employer who has control, supervision, or responsibility for the filing of reports or the payment of contributions, payments in lieu of contributions, penalties or interest for the employer and who willfully fails to file the reports or make the payments. The courts have interpreted similar provisions broadly with respect. to both who is a responsible party and what constitutes a willful failure to report or to pay. Beginning with the reports and payments for the first quarter of 2012, if an employer fails to file a report or fails to pay any contributions, payments in lieu of contributions, penalties or interest, when due, the Department will be looking to corporate officers and other responsible individuals for payment and, if such payments are not made, liens on homes, autos, boats and other property and levies on personal bank accounts may follow. "This clause has caused me to question what the consequences would be for NOT paying for the quarters prior to first quarter 2012? They cannot hold me personally liable for anything prior to 1st quarter 2012, per the clause. But, what are the perceived consequences in your opinion of not paying for 4th quarter 2010, thru 4th quarter 2011?FYI, the business is effectively no longer functioning (although still actively registered in IL, and the acct is "closed" at the IDES.)

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Phillips Esq.

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I have an bartender who works 4 days a week for $550 a week.

I have an bartender who works 4 days a week for $550 a week. If you include tips he is getting paid$30/hour or close to $60,000 a year. His work performance has made what he is getting paid not worth it. I will be having a meeting with him about what he needs to do to improve. I have heard he has stated he wants to get fired in order to receive unemployment benefits. After the meeting, if improvements are not made, I plan on moving him to 3 days a week and putting him on salary. Is this a good plan? I know poor work performance usually doesn't not work well with contesting unemployment. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

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Alex Esquire

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