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Company didn't pay into Unemployment Benefits-now #216809 10/20/05 01:41 AM
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The company my husband works for laid him off over a month ago. We filed for unemployment, which has been a nightmare in itself, but we found out today that the company didn't pay any unemployment benefits/insurance for at least two quarters. What now? I think this means we won't get unemployment. You can't withdraw it if they didn't put it in.

Anybody got advice?


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Re: Company didn't pay into Unemployment Benefits-now #216810 10/20/05 02:31 AM
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Cheryl, look online for your state's website--unemployment is state-regulated and I'm sure it varies by state. If they're still in business, call a labor lawyer, too.

Then, look into other social services available in your area--some of these take some time to get going, so sooner is better. Your state or county may have a temporary assistance program, food stamps, child assistance, etc.

Since you're starting a business, you might be able to get a small business loan. Contact the local SBA for info.

Re: Company didn't pay into Unemployment Benefits-now #216811 10/21/05 02:25 PM
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The interesting part is that they claim they are going to take care of paying the unemployment benefits "early next week". Of course we've also been hearing that we would be going back to work "in a couple of more days" for a month.


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Re: Company didn't pay into Unemployment Benefits-now #216812 10/21/05 03:35 PM
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Cheryl,
What your husband's former company did is illegal. They ARE responsible for making sure they pay into unemployment.
You can either get a labor lawyer or contact Legal Aid. They will tell you how to go about it.
Remember, no matter what the company says they do owe the money and they can be prosecuted. My Dad is a lawyer.


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I figured it was illegal. I don't know that getting an attorney would do us any good. These people haven't paid overtime in months but we didn't say anything because we needed the paycheck and insurance. (We've got 4 kids, one of them has been REALLY sick since Sept 2.) The two former top execs are facing federal charges already for other stuff.

I think they kept telling us it would be a few more days to keep us from filing the unemployment. They knew it hadn't been paid. They were hoping we wouldn't file a claim.


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Re: Company didn't pay into Unemployment Benefits-now [Re: C Lewis] #700571 07/07/11 03:38 PM
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Company didn't pay into Unemployment Benefits

Hi Bella Family:

As you can see I am doing the "cold case" routine = pulling up OLD posts(lol).

The sad part about all this is that "history" seems to be "repeating" itself and folks back in 2005 were experiencing what we are now experiencing in 2011.

Anyway, would love to hear from BOTH the "unemployed" and "employed" = WE ALL have some helpful info to share with the rest of the Bella family.

Me personally, never encountered this issue, but my heart goes out to the folks that have. I hear this issue EVERY day on the city bus or at the labor department that I visit daily. Something has to change like yesterday!

Now your turn...

Thanks,


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