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10 unemployment compensation factors that affect payouts

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How much your organization pays for unemployment insurance is based, in part, on how many 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. If you don’t give departing workers grounds to claim unemployment benefits, you’ll pay them far less frequently.

Here are 10 things you should know about unemployment claims:

1. You must understand your state’s unemployment laws. They vary from state to state, so if you operate in multiple states, you’ll need to know several sets of rules.

2. Employees can quit and still collect unemployment. If a worker resigns because you changed working hours or locations, state officials may deem the termination an “employer-caused discharge” and approve ben­efits.

3. Slackers often qualify. An underperformer who’s fired...(register to read more)

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