CATEGORY / Employer Mistakes

What the New Definition of Misconduct Means for New Jersey Employers

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In with the new: Misconduct / Gross Misconduct Out with the old: Simple Misconduct / Severe Misconduct Starting this summer, the State of New Jersey has modified their definition of misconduct, eliminating the distinction between simple misconduct...

Employee Dismissal Procedure – Six Ways Employers Can Prepare for Disciplinary Action or Termination

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Employee Dismissal Procedure Remaining compliant with current employment laws is crucial when dealing with the employee dismissal procedure. It’s essential that you document the employee’s behavior and actions to ensure that you will not face...

Reasons for Dismissal – Best Practices for Employers to Avoid UI Claims

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Reasons For Dismissal For employers, the decision to terminate an employee is not an easy one. Depending on the situation, an employee’s termination could come with the risk of facing an unemployment hearing. Of course, there’s not a guarantee,...

Employee Complaints – Avoid Disaster by Proper Documentation

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Employee Complaints It’s crucial that employers take employee complaints seriously and conduct prompt investigations whenever they occur. When employees have any type of complaint, proper documentation could mean the difference between winning...

Top 3 Mistakes Employers Make with the UI Process

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UI Process When faced with terminating an employee, it’s sometimes a struggle for employers to know the nuances of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system. As they go through the complicated UI process, they should be sure they don’t make any of...

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

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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...

Should an Employer Contest an Employee’s Unemployment Claim?

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Unemployment Costs There are a few reasons why an employee who has been terminated may not receive their unemployment insurance (UI) benefits (see our article on denying unemployment benefits). It mostly depends upon the circumstances surrounding...

Top 5 Most Common Employer Mistakes When Facing UI Claims

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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...

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

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Reasons for Termination of Employment The reasons for termination of employment can be more complex than they may initially seem. When employers choose to terminate an employee, they must be clear whether it’s for poor performance or misconduct....

Terminating an Employee Can Result in Increased Unemployment Insurance Costs

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Terminating an Employee - Common Mistakes Every employer should be aware that unemployment insurance claims can be difficult to defend. The odds of winning a claim can be increased greatly if certain common mistakes are avoided.  Listed below are...
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