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Let me ask you a question for a change. What would you do, if you coordinated unemployment appeal hearings, but ended up losing your job through no fault of your own and your employer still made the effort to deny unemployment benefits?

Don't know about you, but I chose to tell the truth about the burden of proving the truth as if it were the credible facts supporting when and why you should collect unemployment benefits.

Below you'll find the latest FAQs left for the blog. And there's thousands more you can also choose from.


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California Unemployment Questions and Answers

Need answers to questions about California EDD unemployment benefits?

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Reductions in hours or voluntary quit due to "theft" of 401(k) contributions from paycheck

I have worked for the same company in California for 9.5 years. I recently moved 1.5 hours away due to housing/financial issue at current residence, moving

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Employer mad about me filing for partial unemployment benefits

So I went from 80 hrs/mo (2 shifts/wk) to 40 hrs (4 shifts/mo). I'm a bartender in the state of Maryland and have two jobs. It all started because I had

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Employer and Temp agency reported that I quit or was a no call no show when they fired me and escorted me out of the building

I started unemployment at the beginning of the year and was actively looking for work so I started working about 4 months into receiving my unemployment.

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Should I File an Unemployment Appeal?

I get this question about unemployment benefits a lot, although it comes more often via email than a question submitted via the blog submission form on

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Relocating Cities in California - Can My Husband Quit and Collect Unemployment Benefits

Hi there I just transferred from Fresno California to Sacramento California. My husband is still at his construction company in Fresno and can't be transferred

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Left temp job for staff job, laid off after 4 months applied for UC, old temp job company sent me email to check in for work...

So do I have to reregister with this firm in order to collect UC? Before they offered me an assignment that was not a fit, and I am afraid they will do

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How do you get a hold of a live person at the NYDOL unemployment division?

I filed a claim and they instructed me to claim credit for my unpaid work week. They said I could do it online, but the website that they referred me to

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Quit due to Emergency Medical Condition

I have worked with the company in the pet industry for 3 years. About 6 months ago I developed a severe medical condition while at work. I was told by

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I have been out on State disibility in California and am ready to go back to work and my employer doesnt have any work for me can I collect unemployment benifits?

I AM JUST GETTING OFF STATE DISABILITY AND MY EMPLOYER HAD TO HIRE SOMEONE ELSE FOR MY POSITION. MY EMPLOYER STATED TO ME THAT SHE WOULD TRY AND FIND SOMETHING

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I Was Fired Because of Going to School

I was working as a CNA and my job told me I had 6 months to go to school and bring my certification in. But while going to school my job always magically,

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childcare/new job

Hi Chris, My hours were 9-6 and I don't make it back to my parents home till about 7:15 to get my son. My parents live up the road from me so they were

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I Quit Due to an Evil Boss in Tennessee and Was Denied

Hi! I hope you can help.. I wish I would've discovered this page sooner!! My case is in Tennessee. Ok, so I worked at a healthcare company for 6 years

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Successful Unemployment Benefit Stories Often Begin with Managing the Credible Facts

Managing the facts would be the secret of employers, who propose an alternate set of facts opposing your unemployment story that explain why the employee

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I got a BAM notice after I had my claim approved then denied after being terminated for attending school

After talking to the representative for my phone interview she was it but contradicting and didn't seem to understand how a dental offices worked. I

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WA State - What Documentation or Proof Do They Ask For If You Quit For Another Job and That Job Doesn't Materialize?

Thank you for your website , I tried searching for the same subject but think mine is a little different and twisted. I got a job offer from a previous

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Unemployment benefits claim overpayment appeal

I was collecting unemployment benefits after I got laid off. Three months later I found a job and STOPPED claiming the benefit weeks since. I now get a

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I'm a Contingent Worker

I was hired on a contract position for the duration of 6 months. I've been in the position for 3 weeks and yesterday I was called by the agency that hired

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"Discharged" for "Unsatifactory", not "Misconduct"

I've got my initial interview tomorrow, after being fired on April 20th of this year. In the Disciplinary Action document I was offered, but didn't sign,

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Employer "wanted to part ways peacefully" after a patient's wife complained of misconduct (5days after the visit)

I was discharged from my Home Health position recently with the HR person stating after having a meeting, we would like to peacefully part ways and no

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Fired From a Temporary Assignment for Misconduct, But Not the Temp Staffing Agency

Hi, I applied for unemployment 2 weeks ago to reopen a claim because I got a job through a temp agency. But I was discharged from the temp assignment

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Do i have to accept a job if my company is sold to new owners and I was given a letter of termination from the original company that hired me?

The hotel I work for was recently sold to another owner. The original management company that hired me gave all employees a letter of termination. The

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If my employer didnt show up at my unemployment hearing, will I win?

if my employer postpone the first hearing and the second hearing didnt show up will i win the case. Hi Steve, Maybe, it depends on a number of factors.

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Unemployment Department Got Me Mixed Up With Someone Else

I went to the unemployment center this morning to see why my weekly claim wasn't approved. They tell me I've been working full-time all week I said what's

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Fired 4.7.17 and Employer Checked Misconduct

I was fired on 4/7 and have my phone interview on 4/25. Like People on here, I never been fired before. I was in the middle of training a new person

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Newly unemployed in PA with a RE License

I was employed at a company in PA for the last 8 years, while at the same time keeping an active RE license. But I was doing less and less RE work by

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I Made a Huge Mistake.

I was laid off last fall, from a job I loved. I was approved for unemployment, but have had trouble finding anything to replace it. So I took a $3 an hour

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How does working part-time while collecting florida unemployment affect your benefits?

A worker will lose their job as the office she works in is closing down. if she can pick up part time work how does that effect her unemployment compensation.

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Pending Status in NY...Questionnare Already Filled Out

So I was laid off from my job at the end of March. I applied for unemployment in April and now it is the third week of my claim. I filled out all the questionnaires

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I was Perceived to Have a Disability

If I was perceived to have first stage Alzheimer or dementia and it was told to other employees in an office with the door open is there anything I can

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Resignation With 2 Week Notice and Employer Ended My Job Early

I gave my boss a 2 week resignation letter. The next morning My boss called me and told me to come pick up personal belongings today and he would pay me

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Went to hospital and after returning to work I had been replaced am I eligible for benefits

I have been working for a Thai restaurant for over six months straight. I start 15 min before start of shift and leave 15 to 30 min after shift ends and

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Can I Collect Unemployment With Severance Pay in Florida?

I am receiving 6 months severance from an executive position that was downsized. Can I still collect unemployment as I am no longer working. Hi Drew,

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Employer Downsized and Laid Off In Nov 2016. Looking for work and did 1 day temp assignment through agency. Application question

When I fill my application out my technical last employer was a one day assignment through an California employment agency. They have not had further

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5 Years of Loyalty, Punished

So 5 years ago I became a full-time medical software trainer. Then 3 yrs in they asked me to drop to hourly pay ($45/hr) & could only guarantee 10 hours/week.

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Misconduct..so They say.

I was an employed as a concrete finisher/ job forman. Worked for the company for 6 years. One morning, before punching in, some of us were brought into

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What is Suitable Work When Unemployed?

Suitable work is an issue of unemployment laws. It can affect anyone's ability to get, or hang onto unemployment benefits

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Quitting my job for change of shift and slow work

I was laid off from my job and I claimed unemployment for 4 weeks only because I found a full time job. I was hired for 7am-3pm shift and everything

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She's the best advice you'll ever get. Period.

You land on the site, you see there's plenty of great advice from Chris, yet, you don't know if you should talk to her, it's normal. Everyone goes through

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CHRIS is the BOMB.COM

I had a unemployment benefits case that I had won, and then my employer reopend it, and I felt so defeated at my last hearing even though it was ruled

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Do You Think Mandatory Drug Testing For the Unemployed is a Necessary Thing or Unemployment Shaming?

I already know how I feel about mandatory drug testing to collect unemployment benefits that are only easy to receive for a layoff (lack of work, or the only indefensible cause for unemployment by an employer).

But I'd like to discuss the pros and cons anyway .. because right now, I think it would be an unnecessary and humiliating experience to endure on top of what I know happens to employees who quit with good cause, or get fired without it .. to then be quasi-legally forced, to submit to random drug testing just to receive unemployment benefits I may of had to fight like the dickens for and PROVE the reason for unemployment was the employer's fault.

If you have an opinion on the subject of drug testing the unemployed .. please feel free to submit it here.

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BEST DECISION EVER in CA! Get a referral, you won't regret it. The reps Chris will refer you to are EXPERTS & will kick butt for you. THANKS!

I was fired and my employer had it out for me. Reaching out to Chris was the best decision I ever made - if you're on the fence - DO IT!!! She referred

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FILED FOR APPEAL AFTER DENIED INSURANCE BENEFITS, SHOULD I GET REPRESENTAION?

CHRIS, First I would like to thank you for having this site for world to see. Some people don't know their rights as an employee and of course some do.

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The Burden of Proof In Unemployment Insurance

The burden of proof is as essential for an unemployed person to know as it is for an experienced opponent, An employer who appeals UI claims, right, wrong, or indifferently.

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Surplus Employee

The company I work for has been laying people off for quite some time now. But now there calling it surplusing. To me, they just making excuses until

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Appealed a Denial of Unemployment After Being Fired for Sexual Harassment

I am a female and I had a recently married female co-worker harass me at work. She always made sure she asked me when no one else was around, if I would

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Can an Hourly paid Non-CDL Delivery Driver/Courier File for Unemployment

My boss / Owner said I was fired after calling him on a Saturday originally for mistakes he made on my paycheck and pay stub. It was an hand written payroll

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I Have a Disability My Employer Refuses to Accommodate

My employer knows I'm disabled and wanted a note from my doctor stating what my work restrictions are. I gave her two notes from two different doctors

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I won my unemployment appeal after quitting

Hello All, I am writing this to let everyone know that it is possible to win an unemployment appeal in Florida after quitting your job. The reason I am

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