The decision to grant unemployment benefits to two former drivers for ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft is an interesting one, since it means that yet another government agency has concluded that “gig economy” workers were treated like employees and should be considered as such…at least for the purpose of getting some income while they aren’t driving. 173 more words
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Investigators at the Idaho Department of Labor say they hear every excuse in the book – from ridiculous to outright outrageous – when it comes to claimants who commit unemployment insurance fraud. 720 more words
Unemployment insurance is a valuable program for people enduring the stress and uncertainty of temporary joblessness. But if the benefits become too generous, unemployment insurance can incentivize people to stay out of work longer, hurting them — and the overall economy — in the long term. 437 more words
Idaho employers using the Department of Labor’s online electronic system for reporting wages can now include employee hours in their quarterly reports.
A 2014 survey of employers and other stakeholders uncovered several benefits to businesses and their employees from reporting hours such as: 229 more words
A common misconception regarding Unemployment Insurance is that you cannot apply for benefits if you were fired. Not necessarily true. There are several reasons for which you could get fired and, in most cases, still qualify. 1,104 more words