The Problem of Unemployment: A Company's Sneaky Stressor
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The Problem of Unemployment: A Company's Sneaky Stressor

The Problem of Unemployment: A Company's Sneaky Stressor

Does your company have a game plan in place when it comes to the problem of unemployment? At Integrity Employee Leasing, our nationally credentialed team deploys a high level of expertise to safeguard clients against unemployment claims and related issues. 

For example, did you know anyone can file for unemployment at any time, regardless of the reason for separation? Even though the claimant may not actually be entitled to earn unemployment benefits, they still have the ability to file an unemployment claim against your business. This simple act puts an employer in a position that requires them to prove their stance. 

As an employer, are you actively taking steps to prevent being charged unemployment claims? This type of advance preparation will help you avoid costly situations like the one mentioned above. At the same time, not every business owner can afford to spend hours each week on preventative documentation – especially when your hands are full getting a new venture off the ground. With the continuous to-do list of running a business, it’s understandable that fine details such as tracking and documenting employee performance get lost in the cracks. 

However, receiving notice that an employment claim was filed against your company can be incredibly frightening, especially when it’s unexpected. A separation that appeared to be amicable may have been perceived in an entirely different way on the other end. 

The Forgotten Process of Unemployment Claims 

For example, let’s say you have an employee that has a good attitude and gets along well with others. Despite these positive behaviors, this employee has been spoken to on multiple occasions regarding attendance issues. After seeing no change in habits, you make the difficult decision to discharge them.

Perhaps the employee appeared understanding, but now you’re staring at a UCB-412 you received in the mail. This Notice of Reemployment Assistance Claim has taken you by surprise, but you submit a response to the unemployment claim.

Unfortunately, the Department of Labor is now requesting additional information: 

  • When was this claimant warned about their behavior? 
  • How many times? 
  • Were there any witnesses? 
  • Do you have any written warnings signed by the claimant? 

Because you always had a good relationship with this employee, you didn’t document your discussions about their attendance habits. The few write-ups you did create have long since been buried under other paperwork that seemed more pressing at the time. As a result, you’re staring at the list of questions, wondering how to get out of this mess.  

Unemployment Problems? PEOs to the Rescue 

This is when the resources offered by a professional employer organization (PEO) like Integrity Employee Leasing can make handling unemployment painless and easy. Integrity’s certified and responsive HR specialists are waiting for your call, ready to provide the tools and resources necessary to handle any type of unemployment situation.  

With guidance from our well-trained HR department, business owners can learn how to properly document incidents as needed to keep track of employee performance with ease. From there, our HR specialist can respond to any unemployment correspondence on your behalf, protecting your business while you can focus on the fine details of running your company. Why not eliminate the possibility of having a claim in the first place? 

Integrity Has Your Back! Check Out Our Unemployment Services 

Whether it’s filing documentation into the employee’s profile, giving advice on how to proceed after an incident or assisting with a termination, Integrity Employee Leasing is equipped to serve every business owner’s needs. Find relief from the problem of unemployment by calling (941) 625-0623 today.


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Published: August 31st, 2022

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