Employers nationally see around 3.5% employee turnover annually according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The vast majority of employers are faced with employee applications for unemployment benefits. Unemployment operates like insurance, with premiums paid to the state. When an employee’s “claim” for unemployment benefits is approved, it can negatively effect the employer’s future “premiums.” There is a narrow timeframe during which an employer can provide information to disqualify an employee who voluntarily quit or was fired for just cause. Failure to timely provide information can result in automatic benefits for the employee.
The labor and employment attorneys at Taft Stettinius & Hollister understand the unemployment application process and how an employer needs to respond to prevent ineligible employees from obtaining unemployment benefits. We can also guide an employer through the process, administrative hearings, and appeals if needed.