It's a fact, State Unemployment Laws vary by state. However, if you don't know what does vary to literally affect, the outcome of your unemployment claim before you apply for unemployment .. you will be beginning the process a claim goes through, behind the eight ball .. so to speak.
In my opinion, that's simply, a bad place to begin if you're counting on collecting benefits even with valid merits to win .. especially if you can't afford hearing representation (which has been proven to increase even a claimants odds of winning by a substantial percentage.
Even a low cost consultation with me, Chris .. may help those who want to evaluate a claim to see if they might be missing a better reason for a state to allow benefits.
Alabama | Alaska | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Illinois | Iowa | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maryland | Mississippi | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Mexico | North Dakota |Ohio Oregon | Pennsylvania | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | Wyoming
But for those who can't afford an unemployment lawyer, or the more typical non-attorney unemployment hearing rep, below you will find the resources I bookmarked while learning the how to .. of that job I once lived at seventy hours a week.
How unemployment laws must work in all states is subject to w-i-d-e federal guidance going to states.
My favorite unemployment insurance law resources are DOLETA's State Unemployment Law Comparison Charts.
And of course, any State Precedent Decision Manual, Digest, or interpretive index .. I was able to lay eyes on.
You'd think a state would want to make it easier for unemployed people .. let alone employers who have to pay federal and state unemployment taxes on wages as the means to fund all state unemployment benefits program to find the statutes, manuals with state regulations, and/or precedent board and court decisions, but instead they move these pages around as if clutter on a desktop.
If you find a link is broken please email me so I can try to find it again or remove it . Or if you find a resource you found useful to explain how unemployment works .. send me the url .. so I might add it.
The state of Alabama is not all that forthcoming with the sort of information I think is useful to an unemployed person .. but here's where I found the UI statutes.. at least.
Alaska is one of the three states in the country where employees may have to pay an unemployment tax.
This may be the reason Alaska's benefit recipiency rate is consistently higher than most other states.
Arizona unemployment is indicative of what has happened in many states to reduce recipients of benefits to the lowest levels ever. Arizona, has one of the lowest maximum weekly unemployment benefits amount in the country as well.
It's also one of a handful of states that makes finding affordable representation at an unemployment appeal hearing, a bigger challenge, that is.. if you're the claimant in the matter.
Delaware - Do you know where
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.