Take the Hint

cherylHow to know when to go. Not all employers are adept at letting people go. For the most part, firing someone is an employer’s least favorite thing to do. Plus, there is the aspect quiting vs. firing and Unemployment Benefits, but that’s a whole other blog. However, sometimes when an employer is getting ready to make a change, he or she will give “hints” that you should think about moving on. I’ll share seven signs with you that it may be time to start hunting for a new job. Continue reading “Take the Hint”

Keys to Unlocking a Lockout

will-s-0209The NFL is currently facing one of its longest work stoppages ever, as players and owners continue their incendiary dispute as to how they should split up nine billion dollars. When players reported for off-season workouts and practices, the owners took legal action, barring them from the facilities. As things currently sit between both parties, no immediate resolution appears likely. Continue reading “Keys to Unlocking a Lockout”

Too Close for Comfort

will-s-0209 Although recent labor reports indicate that overall job losses have slowed, what is your best course of action if your office is still in layoff mode and your own employment status might suddenly be in jeopardy? Welcome to the new world of employment uncertainty.

Your immediate reaction and proper preparation could significantly shorten your length of unemployment if bad news does arrive. Many people go through a short period of relief after learning that they have managed to hang onto their own job when those around them have been let go. But eventually, those feelings can morph into sadness, anxiety or even guilt. Some co-workers in your office might opt to explore other jobs in order preempt the next round of pink slips. What should you do? Continue reading “Too Close for Comfort”

Sailing the Sea of Unemployment Insurance Claims and Appeals

Lisa BoganySuccessfully 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”