Lost Your Job? Transition Into Home Employment

Lost Your Job? Transition Into Home Employment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nearly a third of all eligible workers today qualify as self-employed professionals or contractors. Advances in home office technology have allowed contract workers, consultants and freelancers to build their own career from their own home. Even with a declining economy, the Read more…

Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance  The purpose of unemployment insurance is to provide laid off workers with temporary financial assistance, assuming of course they can qualify under state law. Each state administers a separate unemployment insurance program based on federal unemployment guidelines and requirements. For example you will need to meet this state’s requirements for wages earned or Read more…

ERISA Discussion and COBRA Continuation

Retirement Benefits – ERISA and Cobra ERISA provides rules for those responsible for the management and oversight of your retirement plan. It also provides you with rights and responsibilities, including specific rights to plan information. If you lose your job, make sure you have a copy of your plan’s current summary plan description (SPD) and Read more…

Ending The Job: Do I Have The Right To Retirement Benefits?

Job Loss – Your Right To Benefits Retirement benefits can include a pension plan or a “401 k” plan. Although employers usually don’t have to give any retirement benefits, if you’re one of the lucky workers whose employer has agreed to give retirement benefits, those benefits are protected by very strict federal laws. What is Read more…

Wrongful Termination – Employee Rights

There is almost nothing worse than getting fired from a job. If you’ve been “wrongfully” fired, you might consider suing your employer. Some employees have long-term contracts that prevent employers from firing them whenever they like, but most employees are “at-will” employees, who can be terminated for no reason at all. Even at-will employees, however, Read more…