NC Cuts the Federal Credit Card

NC Cuts the Federal Credit Card On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, NC elected officials announced that the state has repaid early a debt owed to the federal government for unemployment insurance, a debt to the tune of $2.75 billion. Some leaders and NC businesses applaud the milestone and started their Cinco De Mayo celebrations early […]

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Unemployment and Attendance: Can I get unemployment if I was fired for attendance?

North Carolina Unemployment Attendance Rules Well, it depends. In North Carolina, attendance issues can be tricky when it comes to qualifying for unemployment benefits. There are several factors involved and the employer is usually well versed in what those factors are. The law has changed drastically recently, modifying those factors as well. In order to […]

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Unemployment and Suicide

It is exceedingly rare for us to have cross over in our two primary practice areas: Unemployment (helping people with contested unemployment claims) and Estate Administration (assisting families wrap up the affairs of deceased loved ones), but today it does: A new study, funded by the University of Zurich, analyzed 63 selected country’s public data […]

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Unemployment Updates from NC Unemployment Appeal Lawyers Hopler, Wilms, and Hanna

US applications for unemployment aid rise to 278000; averages still indicate robust hiring Fox News The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied forunemployment benefits for the week ending Jan. 24 on Thursday, Feb. ‘Big lie’ cited inside the unemployment rate Pittsburgh Post Gazette Despite an unemployment rate that’s been below 6 percent since September, Jim Clifton isn’t buying […]

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Unemployment Law Proposed Changes

Today a New House Bill Affecting Unemployment has been announced.  Among the proposed changes there are now included the following interesting things: The use of a Claimant’s SSN is now not authorized except under limited circumstances. Claimants must now seek five job contacts each week. Minor changes to the process for Judicial Review. The Division may garnish credit […]

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Unemployment Work Search

Combating Unemployment with More Work Searches The law has recently changed in the world of unemployment in North Carolina. In an effort to combat the looming unemployment debt that was accrued during the recession and in an effort to find jobless workers new opportunities our beloved legislature has now required that applicants for unemployment perform a work […]

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Misconduct Connected with the Work

Misconduct and Unemployment Appeals One of the major questions that we get is whether you can collect unemployment benefits if you’ve been fired. It’s really surprising how fundamental of a question that is and how many cases are decided solely on the basis of whether someone quit or someone was fired from their job. If […]

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Unemployment Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and Answers when Filing for Unemployment: Hopler, Wilms, & Hanna, PLLC 1.     I was disqualified for unemployment benefits.  How do I appeal this decision? –  There is a short window to appeal a NC unemployment benefits decision.  The decision letter you received will likely have a deadline to file an appeal to your NC unemployment […]

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Access to Counsel for Unemployment Appeal Claimants

Getting a Lawyer for an Unemployment Appeal Lower Fees for Unemployment Appeals There are a lot of lawyers that practice in fields of law which cater to individuals in the lower-income brackets.  Many of these are contingency fee cases or simply lower fee cases.  You would typically think of personal injury, Worker’s Compensation, or Social […]

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