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Unemployment rates among white collar works actually *fell* (according to
NPR this morning).
On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 4:33 PM, Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com> wrote:
> Lauren wrote:
> >> From: Keith Hansen
> >> * Person refuses to work 80 hours. Company terminates person.
> >> * Person files claim for unemployment compensation.
> >> Question: Is there any way the company could successfully contest the
> >> claim?
> > Not in California. The EDD in CA interviews Unemployment Insurance (UI)
> > applicants before approving a claim UI benefits. During an interview, I
> > asked about why my previous job ended. I wondered what it takes to have
> > UI claim denied. I did know that quitting without just cause and being
> > fired for certain reasons would get a denial. I wanted to know what
> > for being fired would do it and the agent said that a claim could be
> > for theft by the employee, criminal acts, and acts that impact the health
> > and safety of others. (There are probably more reasons.)
> The usual discriminator, at least in Washington,USA is that you must
> become unemployed through no fault of your own.
> UI generally seems to be accepting of anyone's explanation. But
> sometimes they do get suspicious and require more details. I knew a
> single mother who got a job at a suburban mall, but was earning less
> than the cost of daycare for her child. She quit the job and applied for
> UI, and was denied because she quit. Next stop, the dole. Another guy
> mustered out of the army and applied for UI. He was denied because he
> could have stayed in the army!
> I heard that congress passed a 13-week extension of UI benefits
> yesterday. I think they only do that when unemployment rates are high.
> Just FYI,
> Ned Bedinger
> doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com
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