State of Michigan
I heard that my employer does not pay into Unemployment. Our CEO just met with us and was talking about the possibility of layoffs within our organization.
If I do get laid off and they have not been paying into Unemployment, I was informed that I then, therefore, cannot collect unemployment unless I file an appeal against the employer and win. I have been told that that scenerio is highly unlikely, that usually the employer wins and then I am unable to collect any unemployment benefits. Please let me know if this is true as I am extremely concerned if I get laid off, I will not be able to survive financially without unemployment.
First tell me why your employer is exempt from paying unemployment taxes. If you are an employee and earn a "wage" are on a "payroll" and the employer matches what they deduct from your paycheck for SSI .. they should be paying unemployment tax.
If this employer lays people off and they go to file for unemployment .. this employer is going to be some very hot water. Normally, I believe the way it would work is the poor unsuspecting employees would be paid unemployment from a states general fund and then they go after the employer.
I personally think you need to stop listening to whomever is telling you this stuff ..