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After losing a job, you will want to apply for unemployment compensation benefits while your search for a new job commences. Such benefits are extremely important as it can sometimes take weeks to find new work that is right for you. During your search, you may receive job offers that are less than ideal for …

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Ways You Can Lose Your Unemployment Benefits

If you lose your job and qualify for unemployment benefits, you want to make sure that you continue receiving benefits for a long as possible. For this reason, you should always be aware of certain factors and situations that may result in loss of your benefits. The following are some ways that a person may …

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Steps For Surviving A Job Loss

Losing a job can be a traumatic event for you and your family. Suddenly and unexpectedly losing a source of household income can make it significantly more difficult to pay bills and cover other expenses, especially if you have no other job prospects lined up. There are many things you can do, however, that may …

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Can I Prove Constructive Discharge

If you voluntarily lose your job, you generally will not be eligible to receive unemployment benefits. This is because the unemployment compensation system is in place to help individuals who have lost their job through no fault of their own. In some instances, however, you may be able to receive benefits if you quit your …

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Can You Receive Unemployment

Employee posts on social media have been a hot topic in the business world for several years. Because Missouri law sets out “at-will” employment, private businesses can generally fire employees for any non-discriminatory reason, including the content of posts on their social media accounts that may reflect poorly on the business. The question then arises: …

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St. Louis Unemployment Benefits

Under Missouri law,1 some of the many requirements to be eligible for unemployment benefits in St. Louis are that you are “able, available, and actively seeking work.” Being “able” means that you have the physical and mental capabilities needed to perform a job. Being “available” means that you have the ability to immediately accept offered employment …

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IRS, MO State Govt Crackdown on Unemployment Claims

The Crack Down Begins The State of Missouri is teaming up with the IRS to crack down on fraudulent unemployment claims.  In 2014, over 4,500 unemployment claims were filed, and more than $19.7 million in overpaid benefits were paid in 2013.  The State of Missouri is actively seeking to recover the overpaid benefits with the …

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Unemployment Cases in St Louisand willful misconduct

If you are fired from a job, Missouri law1 makes you ineligible for unemployment benefits if you were let go due to misconduct connected with your work. However, the law provides no further guidance on what type of misconduct can disqualify you, the required severity of the conduct, and more. Specifically, courts must find that …

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unemployment constructive discharge

At the Law Offices of Kenneth P. Carp, our experienced attorneys are committed to helping individuals and companies in the St. Louis and St. Charles areas receive fair outcomes in cases involving unemployment benefits. If you are involved on either side of an unemployment dispute, please call our office today at (314)942-3005 to discuss how …

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