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Unemployment insurance benefits unavailable to claimant found to have engaged in disqualifying misconduct

§75 of the Civil Service Law permits the appointing authority to place an employee served with disciplinary charges on leave without pay for up to 30-days pending the completion of the disciplinary hearing and the determination of the penalty to … Continue reading

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Unemployment Spike

Over the last week of January, roughly 253,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits. This is an increase of 53,000 workers over the previous week. Economists are speculating this increase is due to several factors including the government shutdown and shedding … Continue reading

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Unemployment benefits for federal workers during the shutdown

The Department of Workforce Development released the following notice yesterday: Wisconsin ready to assist furloughed federal employeesWorkers can access unemployment funds during partial shutdown MADISON — Federal employees in Wisconsin can apply for unemployment benefits to help meet their financial … Continue reading

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UNEMPLOYMENT HEARING STATISTICS – YEAR END 2018

For the past six years we have been requesting statistics, via OPRA, from the Department of Labor in order to compare results from our firm with the overall averages of unemployment claimants filing appeals. For the sixth straight year, we … Continue reading

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Criminalizing unemployment benefits

The Department of Workforce Development has not only been extremely aggressive on charging claimants with concealment (aka fraud) for unintentional claim-filing mistakes, but it has also pushed criminal penalties for that concealment. I noted previously that the state’s Department of … Continue reading

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