July 26th we celebrated the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). I shared this with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter and to my surprise, not many of them acknowledged or even “liked” my status. I have to admit, due to my job and personal reasons, I have become more knowledgeable about the ADA. Today, I’m sharing the basics to remind others how the ADA affects our daily lives and employment. Continue reading “The ADA in the USA Helps Us Every Day”
Tag: Employment Law
Unemployment Benefits and Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?
The question of applying for Social Security Disability Benefits while on or applying for State Unemployment Benefits comes up more often these days. Some individuals might think this would be a good option for them, after all, you are unemployed, have a disability that will impact your life for 12 months and/or lead to death, need to cover bills, haven’t been successful yet in finding a job, and it can take a long time for your Social Security Disability benefits to get approved. Shouldn’t there be an easy answer? Continue reading “Unemployment Benefits and Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?”
Do I Have To Pay Them For That?
With so many rules and exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), it can be a challenge for an employer to verify that they are indeed following the proper wage and hour guidelines. Let’s review some of the most frequent scenarios employers encounter when determining “Hours Worked.” Continue reading “Do I Have To Pay Them For That?”
Sailing the Sea of Unemployment Insurance Claims and Appeals
Successfully handling an unemployment insurance claim is often looked at as a business owner’s rite of passage. Employers frequently contact our Employer Service’s Central Office looking for guidance before they terminate an employee or after they’ve received the claim notice. Will accepting my employee’s resignation result in me having to pay unemployment benefits? I’ve gotten a claim notice in the mail, what do I do now? The UI Claim’s process can be intimidating and, depending on whom you ask, downright confusing. Below is a look at what to do and not to do before and after a claim arises. Continue reading “Sailing the Sea of Unemployment Insurance Claims and Appeals”