OK these deadbeat workers are driving me crazy. A few years ago I had a guy that I wanted to rehire the next year so I didn't fuss when he collected over the winter. Prior to him no one collected on my dime. Well he spread the word the next year and each worker spread the word. Down the line it went. Even though he is long gone every time a worker leaves they collect. I have fought everyone and have never won. I have had guys collect for getting fired from abandoning work, smoking pot, peeing on a house in front of customer, cursing at me, drinking on the job, and abusing equipment. Lost each appeal. My wife is a contracted teacher and she cant collect during the summer, so why can workers collect during the winter? How do you go about making them ineligible for unemployment right off the bat. This has been going on so long that my rates are double what they used to be. I'm tired of feeling like the state is backing these deadbeats. The last issue was I hired 2 guys that were on unemployment. They worked for a week, then took seven days off to build a shed for some guy. I had work available and they collected insurance for that week and got paid for the shed. They returned the following week cause I was in a bind and needed to get work done. I received a letter that they collected and I fought it. The state told me that unless I could prove they where working for themselves I had no case. They told the state that I didn't have work that week. I lost again. What gives?