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Wages are flat because unemployment IS so low

The New York Times had a feature on February 2nd on why wages continue to lag despite the extremely low unemployment rates at the moment. There is a basic presumption in this article that is no longer valid, however: namely … Continue reading

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Tips for filing for unemployment benefits in Wisconsin

As noted here and here (and too many others to list), filing for unemployment benefits in Wisconsin is dangerous. Any mistake you make on a claim can lead to a concealment/fraud charge by the Department of Workforce Development against you. … Continue reading

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Unemployment Hearing Statistics – Year End 2017

For the past five years, we have requested unemployment statistics, via OPRA, from the New Jersey Department of Labor in order to compare our firm’s results with the overall averages of unemployment claimants. The summary is as follows: Department of … Continue reading

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Good grief! Hallmark launches line of unemployment cards

Mach·i·a·vel·li·an   [mak-ee-uh-vel-ee-uhn] adjective of, like, or befitting Machiavelli. characterized by subtle or unscrupulous cunning. He resorted to Machiavellian tactics in order to get ahead. The quality associated with marketing a line of greeting cards to capitalize on the 9.1% unemployment … Continue reading

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Will the Unemployment Discrimination Bill Become Law?

Earlier today, I had a conversation with Judy Greenwald from Business Insurance magazine. We discussed the proposed law to prohibit discrimination against job applicants on the basis of unemployment status. She published an article: American Jobs Act would prohibit discrimination … Continue reading

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