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Old 10-13-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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I was at a job for 7 years, and decided to leave when I got another offer, being that I knew my prior employer was going to retire soon. The new job unfortunately only lasted 5 months, and now I am collecting unemployment. Because of the way unemployment works, my prior employer has to pay for my UI.
Now she (prior employer) has contacted me and asked me to sign a statement that I left her voluntarily so her insurance doesn't go up. I know from my former coworkers that she is closing end of month, and she will have 2 more employees on UI. She says it will not affect my claim, but that money will not come from her business, it will come from general account.
Of course you can not contact UI for advise, I have tried. I am not signing anything until I get my own verification.
Any comments?
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Not an expert here, but my understanding is that any UI claims are paid proportionally by all employers you had over the prior year. So if you worked for company A for 7 months and company B for 5 months, A's insurance will be paying 7/12 of your claim and the premiums will reflect that.

I doubt that anything at all will change this.

I would NOT sign any such statement though. Unless you have 100% ironclad proof, such as a written statement from UI, you shouldn't sign anything that might jeopardize your income.

By closing at the end of the month, do you mean shutting down the business? If so, why should she even care? She won't have to pay UI premiums if this is the case. Sounds fishy to me.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:41 PM
 
Location: ATL
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I wouldn't sign it either. Your collecting unemployment is not related to their costs and insurance costs have been going up for everyone. Therefore, a signed letter isn't going to make a difference. It is up to them to provide that proof and fight claims. A signed letter from you will not help that.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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Thanks, I didn't think I should sign.
Prior employer might be downsizing and keeping the name, but closing shop and letting go employees.
I'm glad to hear that the employer that actually let me go is paying something!
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I wouldn't sign anything for her at all.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:50 PM
 
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I wouldn't sign anything but the unemployment checks!
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Not an expert here, but my understanding is that any UI claims are paid proportionally by all employers you had over the prior year. So if you worked for company A for 7 months and company B for 5 months, A's insurance will be paying 7/12 of your claim and the premiums will reflect that.

I doubt that anything at all will change this.

I would NOT sign any such statement though. Unless you have 100% ironclad proof, such as a written statement from UI, you shouldn't sign anything that might jeopardize your income.

By closing at the end of the month, do you mean shutting down the business? If so, why should she even care? She won't have to pay UI premiums if this is the case. Sounds fishy to me.
Good advice.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:41 PM
 
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Don't sign anything. She's lying about that "general account" thing. Have never ever heard of that before.

If you do, then she can use this as proof to UI that you voluntarily quit your job which can result in you not only losing benefits, but then being forced to pay back any that you received.

How long did you work for her?
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Signing it could put you in the position of repaying for the unemployment checks which you wouldn't be entitled to receive if you left on your own accord.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:31 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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I'm confused. He did leave job A voluntarily. He was then let go by job B. I don't understand why job A has any UI responsibility.

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