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When you unexpectedly lose your job, it is impossible to know how long it will be before you find new employment. The length of a typical job search depends on many factors, including your pay expectations and your industry. For example, it may be easier to find a job in the retail or hospitality industries, …

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While unemployment rates are decreasing, the need for unemployment insurance still remains. Good people still laid off, even in the best economies. That’s why it’s important for everyone, even those who are employed today, to know some basic things to avoid when it comes to unemployment insurance. Like all insurance, the hope is that it’s …

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Unemployment Attorney St. Louis Missouri

Unemployment benefits exist to help people who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Typically, these benefits are available to employees whose employers fired them for reasons other than misconduct or let them go because of downsizing, not to workers who were correctly classified as independent contractors. The rise of the gig …

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Unemployment Attorney St. Louis

Collecting unemployment benefits is intended to be a simple process that can be navigated by the recently unemployed without assistance. Most states have online access to apply for benefits, file weekly claims while looking for work, and the like. The process is supposed to be easy to negotiate without legal assistance. Sometimes it is—but not …

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Unemployment Attorney St. Louis

Generally speaking, people who lose their jobs through no fault of their own are eligible for unemployment benefits. If—instead of losing your job—you quit your job voluntarily, you will not be eligible for these benefits. The fact that you quit your job, however, doesn’t always mean that you lost eligibility for unemployment, as it may …

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Unemployment Attorney St. Louis

If you’ve brought an unemployment claim in Missouri that’s been either denied or unsatisfactorily determined, you have the right to appeal that determination by requesting a hearing with an unemployment referee (who—for all practical purposes—will fulfill the role of the judge in the decision-making process). The Missouri Division of Employment Security will provide you with …

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Unemployment Attorney St. Louis Missouri

Fired for a Social Media Post? You Can Fight for Unemployment In the current era of rampant social media usage and a divisive political climate, it has become increasingly common for employees to face discipline over social media posts. This has created a new legal conflict between the rights of employers and employees. How far …

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An unemployment hearing can intimidate and overwhelm you. By preparing carefully and knowing what to expect, you can increase your chances of presenting an effective claim. An experienced Missouri unemployment attorney will help you prepare your case to increase your chances of success in obtaining a favorable result from the tribunal. Before the Hearing Success …

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Independent contractors are rarely eligible for unemployment benefits after their job terminates because employers do not pay unemployment taxes for contractors the way they do for employees. Thus, unless the contractor pays unemployment taxes, the contractor receives no benefits. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous employers attempt to misclassify employees as independent contractors to avoid paying unemployment taxes …

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Marijuana laws can significantly differ across state lines in the United States. For example: Recreational marijuana use and possession is legal in Washington State, Oregon, Colorado, Alaska, and the District of Columbia. 23 states plus the District of Columbia1 have legalized marijuana use for approved medical purposes. Many states have decriminalized the possession of small …

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