Originally Posted by rmcomprandy
Some employers are just simply bastards when it comes to paying unemployment. Have them get PROOF from your ex-employer showing that he paid you if he claims that.
I once had an employer claim that the job was a TEMPORARY position after my lay-off; and I was well aware of that fact when I took the position. (This was a flat lie but, he won the case even though I worked there for 4 YEARS).
They ALWAYS side with the employer if you don't have the proof they ask for; at least in Michigan.
My employer did not pay me and I have direct deposit. I can get a bank statement and next week a paycheck stub to prove I got no pay. My employer was also given until Friday to respond or its in favor of me. The office people are off as of yesterday to the best of my knowledge. It might be a few weeks but I am sure I will get it.
As for the job offer the unemployment office called and said since it was a job for requiring welding (braising) and 3-5 years of fabricating experience that I should be safe. It will be at least 3 weeks before I see money. I will be working again by then!
I don't NEED the money, but I also don't like draining funds I have saved for emergency. I can actually honestly say this scares me for others. I know other people who are living from paycheck to paycheck and they may not make it without funds soon. Kids and a big rent/house payment are two things I don't have to worry about.
Another scary thing the Ohio situation is bad enough they just got a 500 million dollar loan to support unemployment until the beginning of March
:shock: This state is sinking!
Edit: as of 12-28, they ruled in my favor and I am getting my unemployment.