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To collect unemployment benefits is the same process used by employers to deny benefits. But it's still up to you to coherently relate the cause for why you separated from employment said to be conditioned as being at-will when conditions existed causeing you to quit, or be fired through no fault of your own.

Is it time for employees to know that telling an unemployment department the story may not be what it needs for you to prove you were not at fault for the final incidents causing a separation from a job?

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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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Getting Fired - Can You Get Unemployment If Fired?

Getting fired and collecting unemployment is not about why you think you got fired, but the employers ability to sustain a burden to prove work related misconduct

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Taking Severance vs. Accepting Continuing Suitable Work

I work retail and my store is closing. I was given a severance package but also was told I could receive another store. Can I collect unemployment if I

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Lost home and my family and I were homeless, so decided to moved to another state to live with family. I Resigned from position.

I worked for a small business in Tennessee for 9 years and came under financial hardship losing my home to bankruptcy, leaving my family and myself homeless.

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What Employer Should I Put When Applying for Unemployment if I Worked for a Temp Staffing Agency?

I am trying to put in work history. Now i'm a little confused. I worked for a temp agency (Volt). But they assigned me to work at 3M. So do i put volt

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Alj ruled in favor on my claim in Az, but I'm being shorted benefits anyway

Due to a demotion from higher paying position, I was forced to give up my job to move to a different state. I won 5 appeals. The ALJ (judge) specifically

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Fired for one no call, no show

I was denied unemployment benefits for being discharged for misconduct. I was a no call, no show, first occurrence, no prior write ups. My argument is

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Trailing spouse Pennsylvania

My husband works for United States Postal Service and is being transferred to Ohio. Am I eligible for trailing spouse unemployment benefits? The answer

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Exercise Your Employee Rights In The Workplace Before You Quit, or Get Fired

Employee Rights exercised while you still have a job can be a good thing for unemployment hearings.

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About Unemployment-tips.com

Answering questions about collecting unemployment benefits is how I dealt with being laid off .. and still having to fight for benefits

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Fired for requesting personal days off during family crisis

I worked for my company ( Hospitality Chain ) for one year and four months. Previously to me being fired, I had accumulated one absence until I called

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Yelling boss made it a hostile place to work for my son

My son's new boss was verbally abusive yelling at my son in an angry way. This new boss made the work environment so stressful my son walked off the job.

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Get A Job .. in the Cannabis Industry?

I live in a state that has jobs in both medical and recreational retail marijuana sales. And I live in a agri-region of Colorado where growing hemp for all kinds of non-high related products presented a challenge for a farmer who was struggling to further diversify what can be grown .. in a still depressed part of the state that seems to keep heads focused on looking down gas wells and fracing holes .. until such time as the moratorium is lifted.

Looking backwards however, isn't always such a bad things to do if it helps someone to look forward .. with a better perspective.

Did you know hemp was once upon a time, an important crop in the history of and to the benefit of the United States?

Read more about the importance it played at farmcollector.com .. or you might entertain yourself with a good Civil War historical novel "And Ladies of the Club" by Helen Hooven Santmyer.

(No, the link to Amazon above is not an affiliate link because as some would know .. Colorado ticked Amazon off by passing something called a "nexus" tax law).

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Fired For Missing Work On A Day I Wasn't Scheduled To Attend...

I've worked for my former employer for 20 years. I came in for my normal shift on a Sunday. One of the owners (who has never liked me) was there. They

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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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Was fired and I have never been Fired in my life!

On 10/26/16 I received an email at 9:45am by my HR Rep that I received a $3.00 raise. I was happy and excited. But then at 2:00pm, I get called into

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Unexpected suspension

Hello Chris, my situation is I came to work one day and about 2 hours into work I was pulled out by my district manager into another room along with a

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So-Called White Privilege?

I worked for a private security company in Seattle for 16 months before I gave written notice I was quitting and moving back to California. I was a supervisor

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Is it Work Misconduct for Eating Stale Taquitos?

I am in Oklahoma and was fired from my job for: Dismissed for Violation of the Employee Honest Policy, and theft. They said I was observed on video

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Burnt Out? Wishing You Could Quit AND Collect Benefits Without Good Cause

Feeling desperate and then acting on that desperation without foresight, is ultimately the cause for why so many job leavers don't end up collecting benefits.

Once a person quits their job (often the final act desperation) the reality of my job is .. I often end up having personal conversations with those who voluntarily quit .. or are thinking of doing so having less to do with unemployment insurance and more about the individual who felt desperate at work .. or about work.

Those "talks" often make quick work for me to finally discern the existence, or lack thereof of any potential good cause attributable to an employer.

But when a conversation naturally transitions to something very near and dear and even a necessitous concept to remember each day of our life. Our good fortune to have the freedom of choice and to include it in our pursuit to live the life we want .. on our own terms and conditions.

I can't speak for everyone, but I for one, believe I share with you the luxury of having freedom to make choices about both our actions .. and how we feel about our jobs, even if any job is .. just a job after all.

I for one have enjoyed my encounters with job leavers and those who weren't given that choice .. because those who do contact me .. generally have a solid core of resiliency that goes far beyond any important questions about the subject I opened up with.

How do you feel about your job?

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Failing a UA

I was given a UA because they were suspicious of drug use at work. I told them I would fail it, but that I had quit using the drug and asked them to

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Why Employees and Employers Lose Winnable Unemployment Appeal Hearings

Every state has a bevy of similar precedent unemployment decision and this one is centered on a responsibility of searching for and developing an argument

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Appeal got dismissed. Can't really do anything about it now.

So I voluntarily left my employer on a good note with no issues. It was all on good terms. I had planned to relocate out of state. I was in the planning

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Oregon unemployment claim interview after discharge for being tardy to work to take my son to doctor appointments.

Hi Chris, I have my phone interview tomorrow for unemployment claim in Oregon. Employer discharged me for tardiness I found out. Originally, I got a call

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I was approved for unemployment then it was put on hold.

I was looking for work and found a place that had a great opening but only hired through a temp agency. I applied and was hired right away. They only told

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I was Fired for Unprofessional Behavior

I was fired on July 26, 2016 for unprofessional behavior I was told. District manager retaliated after I reached out to HR about major issues brought up

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Can I collect Florida partial unemployment benefits?

Can I collect Florida partial unemployment benefits? I was employed full time and then due to recent financial issues at the company, my hours were reduced

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A Sample Unemployment Appeal Letter For a Denial of Unemployment

The sample unemployment appeal letter is non-disqualifying while you assess your case for the merits to appeal

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affirmed

My unemployment appeal decision stated i am affirmed. what does that mean? This means that whatever the initial determination said is affirmed by the

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Salaried work from home status recalled. now have to obtain 12 hrs of childcare daily and commute 120+ miles RT to keep job

I have been employed with my company for very close to 5 years, in the state of TX. About 3 years ago, my employer allowed me to start working from home

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I constructively discharged my employment due to discrimination

I constructively discharged my employment due to discrimination. I filed for unemployment and am now scheduled for a phone interview next week. A male

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How do I talk to a live unemployment agent on the phone in New Jersey?

I have been trying to apply for un-employment insurance for 2 weeks now. Spending many hours on the phone only to hear all lines are busy and then I am

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missing work for a child in the hospital.

My son has a few medical conditions from birth that he has been in and out of hospitals and emergency rooms for. My last store manager was understanding

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Avoiding an Overpayment of Unemployment Benefits

There are three reasons you may receive an unemployment overpayment. Fraud, Non-fraud, or it's a mistaken assumption and that means you should appeal.

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Is There Partial Unemployment Benefits for Loss of hours due to pregnancy

I've slowly been getting fewer hours at my job due to my pregnancy. I just saw my schedule for the next two weeks. i only get sixteen hours a week, broken

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Over Four Million At-Will Employees Should Take Note of When Updated Overtime Rules Take Affect

Hey, I get all those underlying reasons why non-exempt employees often choose to work overtime for free, without getting paid time and half as mandated

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Took a lower paying position

Chris, I have been at my job for over 4 years (which is quite awhile for where I'm at). I was called at home and told they were laying off people due to

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