Category: Unemployment Guides

I Lost My Job! What Should I Do?

If you lost your job recently and are crestfallen and confused, here’s a list of things you should do immediately. We understand that it is a difficult situation and we have collected all the information you will need and summarized that into this article. You might be considering the option of signing up for the… Read More »

What Does an Employer Pay Off for Unemployment?

The amount that an employer shells out for unemployment will depend on the sum of his payroll, his track record in keeping employees and the rates that are specific to his state. Besides, all employers should pay a federal unemployment tax that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) funnels back to the states to help pay… Read More »

File for Unemployment – The Ultimate Guide

You have lost that precious job that provided all the financial support. Now what? Obviously this is not the time to panic or being depressed. Take a step back, and relax – there is always another job waiting to be hunted for. You can use job search links on this site to look for new… Read More »

Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment benefits are monetary payments made by the state or other certified bodies to laid-off people. These benefits are provided depending on the status of the unemployed person, and to those who get themselves listed as unemployed, and who are seeking a job. The state offers unemployment benefits through insurance programs within rules set by… Read More »

Unemployment Benefits Eligibility

Eligibility for unemployment insurance is determined by state law. More than half of jobless workers do not claim unemployment benefits because either they do not qualify or feel the filing process to be very complex. Contrary to this, numerous people meet the criteria for benefits and state unemployment offices have also reduced the amount of… Read More »

Base period for filing unemployment benefits

  Base period in a broader sense is the period of employment prior to losing the job. It is also referred to as base year. Base period is generally the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters prior to the effective date of the claim / unemployment. So what is a calendar quarter?… Read More »