Smarter firing leads to fewer unemployment payouts

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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.

3. Slackers often rec...(register to read more)

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