Basic Questions regarding Unemployment~
Question: I’ve received my bankcard, but there are no funds on it yet. Is there something wrong with my claim? What should I do?
Answer: Check their online claim information to determine if additional information is required to be submitted to complete the claim decision process. Our office may be awaiting documentation to finalize the decision. Receipt of the bankcard does not mean that their benefit decision is favorable or that they should expect to see benefits on the card. The card is issued as part of the registration process for UI and not a reflection of the decision.
Question: What if my employer isn’t responding to UI, with required information? Answer: The claimant is not required to contact the employer. DETR will attempt to contact with the employer as needed.
Question: I work for a fitness company, why did unemployment send me a sports athlete form?
Answer: Professional athletes have some additional eligibility factors that may have to be considered to determine eligibility. An employee may be deemed professional athlete depending on the company structure and their role with the company is the problem. For example, you can work for a golf center as a “professional” that provides training, demonstrations, etc. and this UI rule may apply. It really is role and company specific. A filer needs to respond to requested information with what is needed to verify their particular employment relationship.
Question: How long is the waiting period once I file my claim?
Answer: Filers may be waiting for a determination of eligibility and this can take several weeks or more depending on the items on their claim. Filers are encouraged to review their correspondence tab in UI/your state for updates.
Question: If I don’t file my claim on Sunday, can I file on Monday or Tuesday?
Answer: Currently filing a weekly claim can be done any day of the week following the week ending (Saturday) you are filing for.
Question: How do I file for the alternate base period?
Answer: You will need to contact the Call Center to determine if this option is possible.
Question: What does “discrepancy pending resolution” mean? Answer: Wages or information provided does not match reported information and requires action. Please following instructions that may appear in the correspondence section of the claim for further action.
Question: I had an interview, but was never contacted, now what?
Last Update 7/14/20 Answers from DETR documentation and staff.
Answer: We currently have a volume that exceeds the number of staff to fit in all interviews at the pre-scheduled times. Since filers are home and not working, they should expect to receive a call from an adjudicator any day of the week until 8pm at night, except Sundays. They are expected to accept the call during any of these times in order anytime to complete this process.
Question: What does it mean if a person receives an “Error” or “Reference” number? What should be their next step?
Answer: If someone received either of these messages please refer them to this form:
Contact your local UI office. Here they will provide as much information as possible and them submit the form, indicating the error in the “Issue” section. The recipient can also include additional information. Someone from Unemployment will remedy the problem within 24-48 hours and instructions will be sent back to them based on the contact information provided in the form.
Question: Will employers see an increase in the unemployment premium because they were ordered to close, or did we provide an exception?
Answer: We won’t know for a while what the flexibility is going to be and it likely will include a process through the Employment Security Counsel.
Question: To qualify for food assistance, does my unemployment application have to be accepted or rejected? Is this application and response a requirement to receiving food assistance from the Department of Welfare and Social Services (DWSS)?
Answer: DWSS does not require Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to pursue available resources such as Unemployment to be eligible for SNAP. DWSS does not delay SNAP benefits waiting for Unemployment to make their decision. DWSS does not pend a customer for proof of Unemployment Benefits or Status to evaluate SNAP.
Question: If my employment was in another state but I only worked in Vegas a few months, can I file my claim here?
Answer: Yes, a UI representative will talk with you about filing a combined wage claim as well. Please call the local number.
Question: What does it mean that my claim is pending due to alternative income review?
Answer: This means there is something in that section that UI may need to contact you about. On your home page it will tell you the day they will potentially set up a phone interview with you.
Question: What do I do if the password reset number is always busy and we've been calling constantly?
Answer: Unfortunately, that is the only way you will be able to reset your password. Also there is a new form online for an alternative method of requesting a new password: http://gov.nv.gov/Forms/Unemployment/
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Good Evening Community!
Are you an Ex-Felon looking for work?
I found this list of companies who are willing to hire ex-felons and thought I would share it with the community. After reading a post on the community board I remembered receiving this list from one of our Leadership Networking Meetings.
This list of companies who are Felon Friendly
You will have to check out their hiring website, do the research and follow the application process like normal. ? Aamco ? Ace Hardware ? Allied Van Lines ? American Greetings ? Anderson Windows ? Apple Inc. ? Aramark ? AT&T ? Avon Products ? Baskin-Robbins ? Bed, Bath & Beyond ? Black & Decker ? Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association ? Braum’s Inc ? Bridgestone ? Buffalo Wild Wings ? Campbell’s Soup ? Canon ? Carl’s Jr ? Caterpillar Inc. ? CDW ? Chili’s
? Chipotle ? Cintas ? Community Education Centers ? ConAgra Foods ? Dairy Queen ? Delta Faucet ? Denny’s ? Dole Food Company ? Dollar Rent a Car ? Dollar Tree ? Dr. Pepper ? Dunlop Tires ? Dunkin’ Donuts ? DuPont ? Duracell ? Epson ? ERMCO, Inc. ? Family Dollar ? Firestone Complete Auto Care ? Pilot Flying J ? Fruit of the Loom ? Fujifilm ? General Electric ? General Mills ? Georgia-Pacific ? Goodwill ? Grainger ? Greyhound ? Hanes
? Hilton Hotels ? Home Depot ? IBM ? In-N-Out Burger ? Jack in the Box ? K-Mart ? Kelly Moore Paints ? KFC ? Kohl’s ? Kraft Foods ? Kroger ? LongHorn Steakhouse ? Lowe’s ? LSG Sky Chefs ? McDonald’s ? Men’s Wearhouse ? Metals USA ? Miller Brewing Company ? Motorola ? The New York Times ? Olive Garden ? PepsiCo ? Phillip Morris Inc. ? Pilgrim’s ? Red Lobster ? Red Robin ? Safeway ? Trader Joes ? Tyson Foods
? U-Haul ? US Steal Corporation ? Volunteers of America ? Walgreens ? Wendy’s ? Wyndham Hotels ? Salvation Army ? Sara Lee ? Sears ? Shell Oil ? Shoprite ? Sony ? Subway ? Toys “R” Us ? Xerox ? Albertsons ? Applebees ? Bahama Breeze ? Best Western ? Carrier Corporation ? Chick-fil-A ? Chrysler ? Dart Containers ? Deer Park Spring Water ? Eddie Vs Prime Seafood ? Embassy Suites ? Food Services of America ? Frito-Lay ? Genentech
? Golden Corral ? Great Clips ? HH Gregg ? IHOP ? Ikea ? J.B. Hunt Transport ? Jiffy Lube ? Jimmy Johns ? Nordstrom ? O’Charleys ? Pactiv ? Pappadeaux ? PetSmart ? Preferred Freezer Services ? Praxair ? Radisson ? Restaurant Depot ? Reyes Beverage Group ? Rubbermaid ? Ruby Tuesday ? Rumpke ? Seasons 52 ? Sysco ? Teleperformance ? Tesla ? US Foods ? WinCo Foods ? Yard House Hopefully, this list of jobs for felons as well as jobs that hire felons will be useful for your job search? Best of Luck in Finding a Job! #workfromhome #interview #coronavirus #hiringevents #jobsearch #ridesharedriver #foodservices #application #Jobs
When you follow your dreams you can achieve anything you set you mind to do! As we continue to deal with the unknown of this human world, why not focus on you? Are you allowing things to stand in your way? Over come the fears of what we can’t control and focus on the things we can control. This past week I was asked questions relating to these topics. Below is some of the articles I shared with them. I hope it can help you?
Can my employer fire me if I don’t return to the office?
Generally speaking, an employer can fire you if you refuse to come back to work. Most workers in the United States are employed “at will,” meaning that an employer can fire them for any reason that is not deemed illegal, explains James Brudney, a professor of labor and employment law at Fordham University School of Law in New York.
Being nervous about the coronavirus likely won’t be enough to legally protect you if you refuse to come back to work. Unless you have legal justification (or employer authorization), refusing to work will “constitute a resignation from employment,” says Sean Crotty, a labor and employment lawyer in Detroit.
Several federal laws may provide workers with that legal justification:
The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act)
The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) grants workers the right to refuse to work if they believe workplace conditions could cause them serious imminent harm, Crotty says.
Employers must comply with the OSH Act’s General Duty Clause, which requires employers to guarantee their employees a workplace “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.” (States can also have their own OSH Act-approved workplace safety plans, which might have higher standards.)
But it may be tough to make a coronavirus-related case via the OSH Act.
“I would caution that [the General Duty Clause] is a very high standard,” Crotty says. “It will be particularly hard to meet if the employer is practicing social distancing and hygiene guidelines at the workplace.” Just saying that your employer isn’t doing enough likely won’t be enough to grant you protection, he adds.
If you think your workplace is unsafe because of the coronavirus, and you have concrete, specific examples, you can file a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The OSH Act also includes an anti-retaliatory clause, meaning you can’t be fired or demoted for asserting your right to a safe workplace — though a worker must file that claim within 30 days of any alleged retaliation, Bill Hommel, a labor and employment lawyer in Tyler, Texas, explains.
The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
For employees in the private sector, if you and another worker feel your workplace is unsafe, and you both decide to not go into work for that reason, you’re protected under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) as essentially going on “strike for health and safety reasons,” says Ruben Garcia, a professor of labor and employment law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Law. You would both be legally engaging in what’s known as “concerted activity,” and the NLRA prohibits employers from retaliating against workers who are exercising their “concerted activity protections,” Garcia says. Your employer can hire someone to permanently replace you, but they legally can’t fire you.
“The NLRA, it’s about bargaining; about [making] changes at the workplace,” Garcia says.
If you are fired for walking off a job because you feel unsafe, you can go to your local chapter of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and file a charge against your employer, Garcia explains. This law generally applies to all private sector employees regardless of whether they’re in a union. But some employees, including agricultural workers and domestic workers, are exempt.
However, as with an OSH Act complaint, your reasoning for feeling unsafe at work needs to be more specific than just general concern about COVID-19.
If you feel your workplace is particularly dangerous, you could possibly also be protected under the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA). Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, a professor of labor and employment law at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, tells TIME that the LMRA states that if an employee walks off the job “because of abnormally dangerous conditions,” they’re protected from being fired. Importantly, unlike under the NLRA, workers who do this are not considered on strike, meaning their employer can’t hire someone else to permanently replace them. Dau-Schmidt cautions, however, that “abnormally dangerous” is a very high standard.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The recently-passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which was intended to prop up the U.S. economy during the pandemic, includes some new or expanded worker protections that last through Dec 31, 2020.
If you work in the private sector for an employer with less than 500 employees, and have COVID-19, have COVID-19 symptoms or have been quarantined by a doctor or the government, you can take two full weeks of paid sick leave at your regular pay rate, subject to certain caps. And if you qualify for this paid leave, employers can’t make you come into the office during that time. (The FFCRA also includes two weeks of paid sick leave at two thirds’ pay to employees unable to work (or telework) because they are caring for for someone who has been quarantined.)
If I feel my workplace is unsafe, can I quit and collect unemployment benefits?
The federal CARES Act expanded unemployment benefits to people who might not have qualified in the past, such as gig workers (like Uber drivers) and people who are part-time employees or self-employed. It also granted Americans an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits and mandated that people on unemployment receive an additional $600 a week. (However, that extra money will end after July 31.)
Otherwise, unemployment regulations vary from state to state, experts tell TIME. Generally speaking, unemployment laws mandate that you can’t get unemployment if you quit, unless you have “good cause” for doing so, Crotty says. But “an unsafe working condition is a potential basis for claiming good cause,” he adds.
Among other factors, the state unemployment agency would consider the conditions under which you quit, whether you had raised any concerns to your employer, and whether the employer did anything to assess (or address) whether you actually were under “unsafe work conditions,” Crotty says.
Chapman adds that if an employee is in a high-risk category, “the unemployment agency may deem the act of quitting to be reasonable based on the unique circumstances,” although it would be a “case-by-case determination.”
If you plan on quitting because you think your workplace is unsafe, Major suggests that you first advocate your position to your employer, documenting your request and their response as evidence. But even copious notes of these interactions is no guarantee of qualifying for unemployment. “There’s always a possibility that they’re going to say, ‘we don’t think that that was unsafe.’ And so you voluntarily left and you’re not eligible for benefits,’” she says.
“Overall, quitting is risky for the employee when it comes to unemployment,” Crotty says. The employee “may ultimately prevail and show they had good cause, but there may be a delay in getting benefits while the issue is determined.” Furthermore, unemployment agencies are so backed up with claims right now that it might take a while before they “really dig in and start making determinations about eligibility,” he adds.
I need some advice and maybe some investors to get my handyman service up and going. In “nky “, That’s northern Kentucky, USA!!! So any advice would be helpful I’ve already had a few online interviews that I blew off from 1644 media and a advertising guy for Facebook marketplace. Not name dropping I just want to be a responsible reasonable human being so... thanks in advance for anything to help me grow into a better person and leave my past in the past because I’m a new person and more confident than I’ve ever been in my life m!!!