Unemployment Benefits & Job Loss
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This category concerns financial compensation and insurance coverage for people who are unemployed. This includes how to apply for these benefits, who is eligible, what issues might arise, hearings about misconduct or disqualification, dealing with overpayments or recoupment, and terminating the benefit.
This helps people whose employment or self-employment gets interrupted as part of a disaster. The loss or result of unemployment must be the result of a major disaster. This covers how to apply for disaster unemployment benefits. This also covers what wage theft is, your right to fair wage pay, and what to do if you are not being paid fair wages as a result of a disaster.
This covers what to do when a person finds out they may have gotten overpaid unemployment money. The Louisiana Workforce Commission must give notice to a person that they got an incorrect amount of money. This resource covers ways to pay the money back or ways to contest or appeal the decision. This covers penalties a person might face. This covers issues a person may deal with in allegations of fraud.
A payday loan is a type of short-term option to borrow where a lender will extend high-interest credit based on your income. Its principal is typically a portion of your next paycheck. Payday loans charge high interest rates for short-term immediate credit. They are also called “cash advance” loans or “check advance” loans.
What if your health care coverage ends because you lose your job, have your hours reduced, or get laid off? You may have rights to certain health and retirement benefit protections even if you lose your job.
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, Guide to Advance Notice of Closing and Layoffs
Federal law protects some communities and workers affected by plant closings or other mass layoffs. Find out more about this federal law and your rights in this article on the state labor department web site.
Louisiana Unemployment Benefits and Appeals- This Guided Assistant tool can help you understand how to file for unemployment benefits. It can also help you decide whether you should appeal a decision if you are denied help. This tool is not legal advice. This tool does not not take the place of legal advice from a competent attorney licensed in your state and familiar with the law and facts of your legal issue.
Overpayments of unemployment benefits may occur when someone received benefits that they are later found to have been ineligible to receive. This can happen for two main reasons: If you received more benefits than you are entitled to or if you failed to respond to a requests for information.
This resource has general information and FAQs on Unpaid Wages, a sample demand letter to your employer, plus a link to a program you can use to automatically create an unpaid wages demand letter. Just answer a few questions and your letter will be generated. This program does not provide legal advice.
Many employers offer departing employees money or benefits in exchange for a release (or “waiver”) of liability for all claims connected with the employment relationship, including discrimination claims under the civil rights laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) -- the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Equal Pay Act (EPA). Includes what to do if you are offered a severance agreement in exchange for a waiver of your actual or potential discrimination claims, basic information about severance agreements, and when a waiver is valid.