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Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Years

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Employment Law News, Unemployment|

The question: how did she get away with it for so long?  The woman in question used 24 false identities to collect $345,000 in fraudulent unemployment benefits.  Story here. It seems like crime paid in this case, at least for a while. The final lesson, however, is that claiming unemployment benefits that don't belong to [...]

Unemployment: NJ Court Clarifies “Misconduct”

By | February 18th, 2009|Categories: Unemployment|Tags: |

On February 12 we posted here about more-aggressive employer opposition to worker claims for unemployment compensation.  We specifically noted that courts may be redefining "misconduct" in a way that favors employers. We should have waited a few days.  Since we didn't, It's time to pull out the old knife and fork and eat some crow.  [...]

Unemployment: Businesses Opposing More Claims

By | February 12th, 2009|Categories: Unemployment|Tags: , |

Here's an article from the Washington Post suggesting that employers are becoming more aggressive in opposing former employees' claims for unemployment benefits.  One reason: saving money in a tough economy.  Successful unemployment claims increase an employer's future premiums, so it makes financial sense for businesses to oppose claims where they think the employee is not [...]

Unemployment: What’s Misconduct?

By | October 4th, 2006|Categories: Unemployment|

Under New Jersey law, as in most states, ex-employees may be ineligible for unemployment benefits if they left the job due to their own "misconduct." Courts have to make some interesting calls on what conduct is misconduct. In Patrick Cudahy Inc. v. LIRC, the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently confronted the question of whether off-duty drinking [...]

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