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Employer Contesting Unemployment? Protect Your UI Tax Rate

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Employer Contesting Unemployment For the month of July, the national unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent. Since the beginning of the year, employers have added almost 900,000 new jobs, but despite this positive data, there are still millions...

Understanding the Unemployment Hearing Process

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Unemployment Hearing Process At one time or another, employers may be faced with attending an Unemployment Insurance (UI) hearing. These unemployment hearings are designed to handle UI disputes and they are used to determine eligibility of UI...

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...

A Case for Building a Better Termination Process

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A Better 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...

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...

Three Ways Employers Can Help Prevent Unemployment Insurance Fraud

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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...

Firing Employees Will Increase Your Unemployment Insurance Tax Rate

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Firing Employees - Effects On Tax Rate 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...

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

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Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act 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...

UI Management – Understanding the UI Benefits Appeal Process

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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...
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