I was grateful for the opportunity to be interviewed by the Baltimore Sun’s Eileen Ambrose over the past several weeks; Ms. Ambrose quoted me a few times in this November 13, 2010 article in the Sun entitled “Appeals on unemployment benefits skyrocket: how to make your best case.” I think the article presents the subject
My office represents workers seeking unemployment benefits from employers who, whether out of greed, spite or arrogance, fight them in their ability to access benefits while they pursue their next job. These are their stories (modified to protect privacy, of course.) TT was a highly respected person in his field until a severe long-term side
From our childhood we (in English-speaking countries) learn two nursery rhymes about “falling down.” One is “London Bridge” and the other is “Ring A Round ‘o” Roses” (Google them, Tweet-search them, Facebook them as appropriate.) In childhood of course “falling down” is playground sport, a fun “plotz” amidst a culture of magic and mystery and
From WSJ’s Market Watch: “The U.S. economy won’t return to full employment for years, according to trio of well-known economists speaking in Washington on Tuesday at a conference on America’s Fiscal Choices.” Fabulous.
his wife received them immediately after she was terminated from her job – at his magistrate judge’s office – upon getting fired for violating nepotism rules as the wife of a magistrate judge. Got that? They are unconstitutional, except when my household collects them when my wife gets them after losing her job due to
While some readers may be surprised to learn this, a recent article notes it is entirely possible for a millionaire to receive unemployment benefits if otherwise qualified to receive them. Neither your balance sheet nor your income level is a bar to receive benefits, though your wage history will determine whether you earn the maximum
The Maryland Workforce Exchange is a new real-time resource for job-seekers in Maryland including workers on unemployment benefits. It allows employers and employees to seek job matches in real time. While I don’t know that it is a dramatic improvement over Craigslist, it is probably a moderate improvement.
Maryland unemployment law divides misconduct into three “degrees” – misconduct, gross misconduct and aggravated misconduct. The penalty for ordinary misconduct is current a loss of 5-10 weeks of benefits, while gross misconduct (defined loosely as conduct that manifests gross indifference to the employer’s welfare or constitutes a repeated rule violations manifesting a deliberate and wanton
Maryland’s Court of Appeals urges attorneys to provide “pro bono publico” (for the benefit of the public) assistance to persons of limited means, to assist in the fight to protect the rights of historically disadvantaged groups and to assist in the overall improvement of the legal system as a whole – at no charge or