by Scott Cruz
How much your organization pays for unemployment insurance is based, in part, on how many of your former employees have successfully filed claims against you. Understanding who is eligible for unemployment benefits and who isn’t can go a long way toward keeping insurance rates low.
It starts with how you terminate an employee.
Here are 10 things you should know about unemployment claims:
1. Unemployment rules and laws vary from state to state, and they’re full of nuances that aren’t obvious until a former employee files a claim. Tip: If your company operates in multiple states, know the differences in unemployment insurance law from location to location.
2. Employees who quit can often collect unemployment. If a worker quits because you changed working hours or locations, state unemployment insurance officials may deem the termination an “employer-caused discharge” and approve benefits.
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