Unemployment Compensation

The exclusive remedy for terminated employees to collect from their former employers is the Unemployment Compensation system.  We take paying into the system for granted.  Every employment paycheck has a mandatory payroll deduction.  Yet not every employee - following a termination or a voluntary quit - acts promptly to file a claim and preserve their rights.  If the former employee is deemed eligible for benefits, the effective date is not the date of separation from employment but the date of first application.

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