Industrial U.I. will post up-to-date trends and news relating to unemployment insurance on a daily basis through Twitter and LinkedIn. Additionally, we will blog and write case studies to examine current U.I. developments more thoroughly.

We strive to deliver comprehensive material that informs and educates our readers.

 

HIPAA Compliance Training – The 5 Most Common HIPAA Violations Employers May Face

hipaa compliance training
There are important laws put in place to safeguard patient health information. The most well-known healthcare protection law is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA. Without proper HIPAA compliance training, employers...

A Case for Building a Better Termination Process

NYC SHRM Logo - termination process
This article was originally published in the June 2017 newsletter from HR PRO, a committee in the NYC SHRM organization. In a unique turn of events, James Comey, former FBI Director, was terminated by President Donald Trump on May 9, 2017.  From...

Should an Employer Contest an Employee’s Unemployment Claim?

unemployment costs
There are a few reasons why an employee who has been terminated may not receive their unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. It mostly depends upon the circumstances surrounding the employee’s termination and whether or not the employer will...

Top 5 Most Common Employer Mistakes When Facing UI Claims

employer mistakes
At one time or another, most of today’s employers face lawsuits from their former employees. Whether the complaint is unlawful termination, harassment or failure to pay wages, employers should be more cautious and take steps to decrease the odds...

Three Ways Employers Can Help Prevent Unemployment Insurance Fraud

unemployment insurance fraud
There are billions of extra dollars that U.S. employers must pay every year, due to unemployment insurance fraud. Employer tax rates are also higher as a direct result of fraudulent UI claims. A North Carolina woman was sentenced to almost five...

Firing Employees Will Increase Your Unemployment Insurance Tax Rate

Firing Employees
Running a successful business can be challenging. What makes it even harder is when you make the decision to start firing employees who are not performing up to par. Not only does this event initiate an unemployment claim, but it will also impact...

Why It’s Crucial to Respond to Unemployment Benefits Claims on Time

Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act - clock
There are many reasons why an employer should carefully manage their submission of Unemployment Insurance (UI) paperwork – the most important is the heightened risk of fines and penalties. The risk of employers facing fines and penalties...

Understanding the UI Benefits Appeal Process – UI Management

UI Management
Employers must deal with all aspects of UI management and unemployment insurance claims – including the appeal process. In every state, the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board makes decisions on UI eligibility and contribution liability. This...

When Are Employees Not Eligible to Collect UI Benefits?

denying unemployment benefits
Employers don’t always understand the basics about unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. It’s important to understand eligibility and when and for what reasons denying unemployment benefits is prohibited. The history of UI benefits began in...

Reasons for Termination of Employment – Difference Between Poor Performance and Misconduct

reasons for termination of employment
When employers choose to terminate an employee, they must be clear whether it’s for poor performance or misconduct. Not all actions constitute misconduct - it could be poor performance, errors in judgment, a lack of skills or inability to learn...