Category: Unemployment

Don’t “Fall Down”

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

Joe Miller (R-AK Senate candidate) says unemployment benefits are unconstitutional, BUT….

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

Millionaires on Unemployment?

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

Important changes to Maryland Unemployment Insurance Law Effective Next Year

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