Approximately how much PER EMPLOYEE per year do you pay in unemployment
Which would be the closest to what you pay in unemployment compensation taxes PER EMPLOYEE per year? Would it be:?
Unemployment compensation taxes per employee per year (combined results of prior two questions).
Are your unemployment compensation premiums administratively set, that is, a fixed percentage; experience-rated, that is, higher or lower depending on the number of your former employees who claim unemployment benefits; or don’t you know?
In the last year, how many of your employees voluntarily quit? An estimate is fine.
In the last year, how many of your employees were fired or let go for cause? An estimate is fine.
Were any of those terminations related to harassment or inappropriate conduct associated with sex, race, disability, etc.?
Were any of those terminations related to unsafe work habits, practices, or incidents?
In the last year, how many of your employees were laid-off as a result of slow sales or poor economic conditions? An estimate is fine.
Employee turn-over in the last year (combined results of employee quits, terminations, and lay-offs).
Did any of these former employees attempt to collect unemployment compensation benefits in the last year?
About how many of these former employees claimed unemployment compensation benefits in the last year? An estimate is fine.
To the best of your knowledge were any of these former employees who claimed benefits on your account unemployed because they were laid-off by another employer after he or she left you?
Did you challenge ANY of the unemployment claims made against your business in the last year?
Which best describes your policy toward challenging unemployment compensation claims?
Think of the most recent claim for unemployment benefits filed against you. How long ago was that? Was it within the last year, the last two years, the last three years or longer than that?
To be eligible to collect unemployment compensation benefits, a former employee must be unemployed through no fault of his or her own. Given that qualification, should the most recent former employee who claimed unemployment benefits have been eligible to receive
those benefits or not?
Did you challenge that (most recent) claim?
Which best describes the reason you challenged the (most recent) claim?
Did you challenge the (most recent) claim in writing only, by appearing at the hearing, or by having a lawyer appear at the hearing for you?
What was the outcome of the challenge (to the most recent claim)? Did you win or did the claimant win?
Why didn’t you challenge the (most recent) claim? Was it because:?
Do you pay unemployment compensation taxes on the owner or owners who work in the business?
(employment practice) Verify your unemployment compensation account to ensure its accuracy at least once annually.
(employment practice) Periodically explore employee turn-over and the reasons for it.
(employment practice) Voluntarily contribute or prepay your unemployment compensation taxes to get a better rate.
(employment practice) Refuse to hire people with a history of job hopping.
(employment practice) Examine every unemployment compensation claim made whether or not you challenge it.
(employment practice) Review an employee’s performance just before he or she qualifies for unemployment coverage.
(employment practice) Obtain resignation letters from employees who quit.
(employment practice) Keep records of events or circumstances leading to and including
Do you have an employment contract with any of your employees?
Do you have written employment policies or an employee handbook?
Are all of your employees, some of your employees, or none of your employees members of a labor union in the jobs they hold at your firm?
Were any attempts made in the last three years to unionize your non-union employees?
Volume 7, Issue 1, 2007
ISSN - 1534-8326
William J. Dennis, Jr.
NFIB Research Foundation
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