unemployment for employees suggestions?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by monsterport, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. monsterport

    monsterport LawnSite Member
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    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....
     
  2. monsterport

    monsterport LawnSite Member
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    bump anyone?
     
  3. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
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    Lay them off and let them file. Who can live on 20-30 a month?
     
  4. monsterport

    monsterport LawnSite Member
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    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.:)
     
  5. GunnPropertyServices

    GunnPropertyServices LawnSite Senior Member
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    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
     
  6. monsterport

    monsterport LawnSite Member
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    Thanks, what about salary? Anyone know if it will work in michigan?
     
  7. monsterport

    monsterport LawnSite Member
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    :bump: :bump:
     
  8. albhb3

    albhb3 LawnSite Senior Member
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    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
     
  9. Hoots

    Hoots LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
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    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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  10. monsterport

    monsterport LawnSite Member
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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:
     

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