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Unemployment Laws by State

Now don't moan and groan if you happen to be one of the few who actually followed a link I intentionally added that led to the unemployment laws about collecting benefits.   Because I also include additional resources for some states, that are more helpful if you want to understand how your state unemployment statutes are supposed to work.

Contained within a small section of each Employment Security Act (common name for unemployment insurance laws) are sections devoted to and often entitled disqualifications,  or benefit eligibility. 

There may even be provisions within a section, or special exceptions, to the basic rules the law has been mandated to be constructed on by federal unemployment guidelines .

But with only statutes to read, an individual can easily begin to feel like there's got to be more to understanding their own situation that just what reading a law.

Well, you're right, but you need to understand it before you go to the first unemployment appeal hearing and often, when reviewing one's own situation, one question should lead to another so you know what you need to prove, or disprove when representing yourself at that first hearing.


How Your State Addresses and Interprets Issues of UI Law

There is a lot to be said for DOLETA's State Unemployment Law Comparison Charts.   I use them heavily to learn how a state may come down on any number of specific common issues found on denials and approvals of benefits such as voluntary quits, discharges for misconduct, suitable work, refusal of work, able and available and overpayments, to mention the issues that do affect people receiving benefits, or those denied benefits by the same issue of law.



Employment Security Acts and Interpretive Resources 

Maintaining the links below could almost be my part-time job.

Please, if you find a broken link, please email me.  I'll go in search of where they moved the resource this time.  Sometimes, I think they do it on purpose to keep valuable information out of our hands.  And don't forget, sometimes it is worth it to go to your state's unemployment website and see what they are telling employer about fighting unemployment!

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona
Administrative Code

Arkansas

California
 Precedent Decisions
California UIBDG (good one)

Colorado
CDLE Reference Library

Connecticut
Precedents

Delaware - Do you know where

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Illinois

Illinois Unemployment Law Handbook

Indiana

Iowa
Iowa Adjudication Guide

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland                                                                Decision Digest

Massachusetts                                                 DUA Service Rep Manual

Michigan
Decision Digest

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico                                         Precedents

New York                                                 Interpretation Index

North Carolina Statues

NC Precedent Manual

North Dakota

Ohio Statutes                             Precedent  Abstract

Oklahoma                                   Precedent Manual

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas                                                 Precedents

Utah

Vermont

Virginia
Precedent Manual

Washington State

Washington DC

West Virginia

Wisconsin                                    Precedents

Wyoming

Many discussions in the  Q&A's  link to specific pages  in many of the resources to help explain the reasoning behind any answer or question I might of asked.

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