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monsterport
10-25-2010, 02:43 AM
There are two employees going on their 9th year and another going on his 4th year. Work is getting really slow about 25 hours a week soon to be call in when it snows. Neither employees have filed for unemployment in the winter over 9 years. They partially work in the winter Dec-April. (20 -30 hours a month if any) Will they be able to get unemployment will rates go up any? They are all reliable workers and really nice guys. They all come back in the spring. What to do....

monsterport
10-25-2010, 07:13 PM
bump anyone?

wbw
10-25-2010, 07:59 PM
Lay them off and let them file. Who can live on 20-30 a month?

monsterport
10-25-2010, 08:31 PM
Can they partially work and file for unemployment? Another question is can they be switched over to salary? They have been living off about $350 per month for 9 years in the winter.:)

GunnPropertyServices
10-25-2010, 10:23 PM
i pretty sure they can file and work part time at the same time. What ever they make thru you working part time unemployment will make up the rest to a certain point. this might differ from state to state though, this is how it works in Fl

monsterport
10-25-2010, 10:33 PM
Thanks, what about salary? Anyone know if it will work in michigan?

monsterport
10-26-2010, 12:14 AM
:bump: :bump:

albhb3
10-26-2010, 03:37 PM
in mn if you are full time seasonal and in the winter you drop below 32hr week you can claim from the best of my understanding

Hoots
10-31-2010, 11:44 AM
Not sure how you can file for unemployment when you are still working. Employees in this industry for more than 1 day understand this is a seasonal position if they are paid by the hour. They need to save just like the rest of us.

Don't lay them off. Let them work the schedule you have and they can find an evening job to make ends meet.
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monsterport
10-31-2010, 01:48 PM
Not sure how you can file for unemployment when you are still working. Employees in this industry for more than 1 day understand this is a seasonal position if they are paid by the hour. They need to save just like the rest of us.

Don't lay them off. Let them work the schedule you have and they can find an evening job to make ends meet.
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Finding a job in michigan isn't easy. It can take months. They make an average of 10k per year. That isn't even enough to move out on your own figuring rent is $650 + utilities + phone+internet+cable+car insurance+food+gas that is well over 1k per month. There are 12 months in a year so saving isn't an option....:laugh:

whosedog
10-31-2010, 03:03 PM
Not sure how you can file for unemployment when you are still working. Employees in this industry for more than 1 day understand this is a seasonal position if they are paid by the hour. They need to save just like the rest of us.

Don't lay them off. Let them work the schedule you have and they can find an evening job to make ends meet.
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A friend of mine was laid off last year and filed for unemployment.While collecting he started a part-time job,it reduced his unemployment check amount but he was still able to collect.Think of UE as a bank account with a set amount,the slower you draw from it the longer it lasts.When his part-time job became full-time,he stopped collecting UE and is now rebuilding the UE account balance.

PlantscapeSolutions
11-06-2010, 01:58 AM
Here in Texas your unemployment taxes will go from nothing to being expensive if you lay off your workers. You may be on the hook for paying 1/2 of the unemployment. The government doesn't just give away benefits for free.

lukemelo216
11-08-2010, 01:41 AM
as long as you are paying into ue for them, they can collect it. When you bring them in for snow removal, they just need to claim that they worked a certain amount of hours that week. UE lets them make a certain amount before they reduce the amount they made that week. For example lets say they are getting $300/wk unemployment, then they come plow 15 hours for you, they have to claim that when they file a weekly claim. The check that comes from ue for that week might only be 250 or 275, but then they also get your check. The following week they will get the 300 again as long as they didnt work. They also have to file any wages they made.