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Tips for Contesting Unemployment Benefits

November 11, 2014

Tips for Contesting Unemployment Benefits What should you do when an employee resigns but later changes their story in an attempt to receive unemployment benefits? We get questions about this quite often. The employee resigns because they are moving, got a new job, want to go back to school, or didn’t think it was a…

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You Live in a Fishbowl. Terminate Carefully!

September 23, 2014

You Live in a Fishbowl. Terminate Carefully! It’s time to accept it: You live in a fishbowl. All employers live in HR fishbowls, and we are one Facebook photograph away from disaster. This is why you want CEDR working on your behalf whenever you handle tough employee issues, and especially when you find you need…

Will this employee be a no-show?

Employee No-Shows and Walkouts: What if an Employee Quits with No Notice?

May 20, 2014

Employee No-Shows and Walkouts: What if an Employee Quits with No Notice? Solving the no-show mystery really matters! Click ‘play’ to learn why. Even when everything goes smoothly, employee terminations can be stressful. But what about those more mysterious situations, when an employee just stops coming in to work, and no-shows for two or three…

This former employee hopefully had a severance agreement

Terminations and Layoffs: They’re NOT Tomatoes and Tomahtoes!

May 5, 2014

Terminations and Layoffs: They’re NOT Tomatoes and Tomahtoes! New: We’ve added an audio-blog to this post! Check it out for a few quick facts about the differences between firing and laying off an employee. CEDR has a feature article up at DentistryIQ.com. Learn why employee terminations and layoffs are two very different beasts – and…

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How Can You Avoid Paying Unemployment? NOT by Avoiding the Paperwork

December 11, 2013

How Can You Avoid Paying Unemployment? NOT by Avoiding the Paperwork I used to joke that you could fire an employee for shooting you in the leg, but unless you could provide video, two witnesses, and a doctor’s note at the unemployment hearing, the employee would still win. And this was true whether you had…