Examples of real unemployment cases that illustrate important facts (and some that just make us laugh). We add to these on a regular basis.
An employee may be eligible for unemployment benefits while suspended.
Exactly what might constitute disqualifying misconduct can be hard to pin down.
"If you don't like it, you can quit;" How quits differ from discharges.
A doctor's note is not always enough to validate an absence. This worker found out the hard way.
"Building a case" against an employee could be a risky practice.
"It tastes OK to me" -- Discharges based on customer complaints are among the most difficult to win.
Make it clear from the beginning that all promotions are probationary.
Make sure that the language you use in your documentation is consistent with the state's definitions.
Be cautious when sharing information about a former employee's termination with current employees.
You could pay a lot less next year by deliberately overpaying this year.
Improve your chances of winning your unemployment cases by avoiding these common mistakes.