YANAL: Unemployed person offered a 6-8 week full-time contract position. Could taking this gig screw them? [more inside]
Recently, I successfully applied for unemployment benefits in New York. My former employer has filed an appeal. They are claiming I was discharged for misconduct, specifically, absenteeism and tardiness. I am claiming that my absences and latenesses were due to illness, specifically, depression. How do I prove my case? Will a letter from my therapist suffice? Do I need a letter from my psychiatrist (an M.D.)? Do I need the therapist/M.D. to verify that my illness was the cause on each of the dates in question, or is it enough to provide a general statement that my illness was the cause of this pattern of behavior?
I'm applying to grad school. How do I deal with FAFSA when I've been paid under the table for years? [more inside]
Will credit insurance programs pay if the individual is aware of and has been notified an upcoming layoff prior to enrollment? [more inside]
How can I seek treatment for possible depression while I'm unemployed? [more inside]
Career: deadend. Money: want to spend wisely. Unsure about alot. Need advice from the "hive mind"...
Career: deadend. Money: want to spend wisely. Unsure about alot. Need advice from the "hive mind"... [more inside]
Got laid off and have no clue what to do now. [more inside]
I was laid off from my job almost 2 years ago, and while it was depressing, I was unhappy and was starting to explore a new industry, anyway. In the past 2 years, I have spent a year and a half going back to school full time for a more specific degree that supplements my BA. I also took on a few internships along the way. I graduated in January and have been looking for a full time position without any sort of success. Clearly I am going about this in the wrong way; what should I be doing differently? More details below. [more inside]
Short-term contract position was cut off much shorter than expected, and now I don't have enough money to last to the end of next week. What can I do? [Trying not to sound like a whiner, but honestly I've never had to deal with anything of this magnitude before!] [more inside]
Two-parter: Can an employer arbitrarily cut off your medical benefits at the time you give them notice, even if you are still working full time for the duration of the customary two weeks following your resignation notice? Also, a question about unemployment eligibility after the jump... [more inside]
Unemployed significant other filter: how long is too long to wait? [more inside]
Can I resume unemployment benefits after temporary work ends in Washington state? What is the process? [more inside]
I nearly failed out of college a few years ago. I took a break, came back and finished my degree in 2009, but now I am unemployable because my GPA is a mess. Should I redo undergrad? [more inside]
I've been receiving unemployment compensation (in CA) consistently since being laid off last fall. All extensions have been approved and have gone through without a hitch. I was notified of a phone interview scheduled for next week. Why?? [more inside]
How can I ease the mental/emotional/logistical transition to a new full time job when I've been an underemployed freelancer for the last few years? [more inside]
I am about to do a second-round interview tomorrow at a place I'd like to work and seems like a good match for me. However, I'm not eligible for rehire at my previous employer, and I'm worried how to nip this inevitable discovery in the bud. [more inside]
Asking for a recently laid-off friend - If you're receiving unemployment insurance checks, can you take a vacation? [more inside]
I browsed for but didn't apply to any jobs during the first two weeks of my unemployment claim because I was in a bit of a funk. I'm applying to jobs now. Need advice on filling out the biweekly claim form to send to the unemployment office (or other general advice) so I don't jeopardize the whole claim. This is in California. [more inside]
I was "let go" from work the other day - I had already been on probation due to a bad review. The review was full of incorrect statements, which I had proof of but I didn't put up a fuss. I was given requirements to fulfill to show improvement. I met those times 3. They let me go anyway. I said that I had gone way farther even than I was asked to in the requirements, so why are you letting me go? The reason was "The decision has been made." I want to know, is this considered with cause, and can I get unemployment? BTW this is in Mass. [more inside]
I was laid off from probably the nicest job/work environment I've ever had and the more job interviews I go to, the more I realize that I really want another work situation like the one I lost. Is this realistic given the bad economy (I'm in NorCal w/a 10% unemployment rate)? Should I try to hold out for an offer where I'll be similarly happy or should I just focus on getting back into the workforce? [more inside]
There are many askme questions where answers are given that say "Have you asked to be laid off?". Have you or anyone you know done this successfully? My company is not laying off - when people leave or are let go or retire, they are just redistributing duties and not rehiring. [more inside]
How can I broach the topic of moving in with my boyfriend without feeling like a deadbeat mooch? [more inside]
I am in California and the startup I founded is bust. I want to know how to make the best case for my eligibility for unemployment benefits. Complicating factor: I took no salary from my startup, only stock. My last regular job prior to this startup fiasco was in Fall 2007. [more inside]
Having problems finding work for the first time in years. Please advise what I'm doing wrong or not doing.
Experienced Web / Software Developer having problems finding work for the first time in years. [more inside]
I've had a few interviews lately and the follow question keeps coming up. "Are you eligible to work for you former employer?" What would make me not eligible to work for them? [more inside]
I know there are lots of 'recent immigrant' resources for my husband, but can anyone help me get through this?
I knew this would be a hard time, but I had no idea how hard it would be. Please, help me get through it. [more inside]
I became unemployed in February of this year, and I am currently receiving the maximum weekly unemployment benefits from the state of West Virginia. I think I can attend university full-time while drawing unemployment, but I need your help finding specific laws, policies, etc. about this. All I can find is very vague information. [more inside]
What happens to a new part-timer if non-profit employer goes under? [more inside]
Help me support my wife when I don't really support her decision. [more inside]
COBRA premium subsidy: I have it, will lose it because of a temporary job, and while I can suck it up and deal, is there something I am missing? [more inside]
I have a question about unemployment in New York state- but on the employer side. [more inside]
You Are Not My Accountant: I'm concerned that I've illegally not paid taxes for the past three years because I assumed that "gifts" and "income" were two separate things. [more inside]
Girlfriend hasn't filed taxes yet. Her W-2 for Unemployment is missing, but she withheld the max amount. What do we do? [more inside]
I picked the wrong time to go to library school. What else can I do with my life? [more inside]
Got laid off and while I'm looking for a new job, should I keep putting away money for retirement? [more inside]
Am I in my rights to file for unemployment? Recently laid off but promised of a "transfer" to a different job. [more inside]
I've been demoted. Returning to work Monday after two months medical leave of absence under FMLA. I just learned I've been demoted in responsibility though not in pay after two years on the job. I'll consult a lawyer right away. My question is about unemployment insurance. In Oregon, if I voluntarily leave the job, will I have a chance for unemployment under these circumstances? I'll visit the State employment office right away, too. But, if possible, I'd like some background before I do.
Is it possible to draw unemployments benefits in Georgia, while having a LLC and the business making money, but not paying myself? I got laid off in Atlanta around July 2009, but I had a nice severance package and got paid bi-weekly till December 2009. Around September 2009, I formed an LLC and made a couple thousand through the end of 2009. I am filing taxes for the LLC as needed. So far this year, I've made a bit more, but I'm wondering about unemployment benefits. I have never withdrawn any money from the LLC bank accounts into personal accounts at all and don't plan on it for a while. I can't figure out from the Georgia DOL website if I can get unemployment benefits under this situation. Anyone have better google-fu skills or know otherwise?
Girlfriend followed me to a new city and we moved in together. It’s not going well. [more inside]
I work in software development in the state of Washington. Recently my manager has informed me that unless my work performance significantly improves in the next 8 weeks, I will be let go. Other than working my tail off to prove myself capable of meeting my team's performance expectations, and looking for other positions internally/externally in the meantime, how should I prepare myself for an impending release from employment? Will I be eligible for unemployment benefits given this situation (and no misconduct on my part), and if so what can I expect to get?
Help me avoid this catch-22 as a witness at an unemployment appeals hearing? [more inside]
I've been, for a while, what economists would call a discouraged worker; in most ways I gave up trying. Lately, I'm trying to marshal my spirit, resolve and grit together and get back out onto the job market. One of the biggest emotional problems I'm having is a fear of being let go again within a few months of this hypothetical new hire. It's really demotivating me and sapping the energy out of my efforts. [more inside]
I'm currently unemployed and wondering if taking a job will affect my unemployment insurance eligibility. [more inside]
My current employer is currently circling the drain and I am certain there will be severe layoffs in the next 3-4 months which are likely to include me. What non-obvious things should I be doing to prepare? I'm in CA. [more inside]
Waiter with a master's needs help staying proactive. [more inside]
Does having an LLC prior to getting laid off affect unemployment? [more inside]
I got a call from my last boss who (managed the guy who) fired me at my last job over two years ago. He called out of the blue yesterday and left a voicemail about a contracting opportunity. How can I navigate this? [more inside]
Unemployment-filter: freelance job, getting paid with two checks..how to claim? [more inside]
(Asking for a friend). My friend was laid off from his salaried job in California last year (employer ran out of money, usual story). He was on vacation at the time and had had to take unpaid leave to go on the (long ago arranged) vacation, as the employer did not offer any paid leave. He was told in his last week off that he didn't have a job to return to. [more inside]
California unemployment: Where's the threshold for a reduction of hours constituting job loss? [more inside]