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Need to stay on top of changes to unemployment and related industry issues that could impact your organization? Looking for tips?  501 Alliance has you covered.


Documentation Best Practices

Documentation Best Practices Documentation is a great defense against potentially paying out unnecessary unemployment benefits. Effective documentation can help protect from rate increases as well as UI Integrity fees, fines or penalties. Documenting events as they occur (both the good and the bad) will assist you in the future when/if a separating employee files for unemployment. Documentation of [...]


Annual Meeting – Thursday, May 9

All 501 Alliance members are invited to attend the 2024 Annual Meeting.  There is no cost to attend but RSVP is required as space is limited.  Bring up to two representatives from your member agency. Learn more about 501 Alliance’s operations as well as HR trends in Michigan Meet 501 Alliance Board of Directors Network [...]


What is Hearsay Testimony?

Hearsay is a legal term generally defined as “an out-of-court statement introduced to prove the truth of the matter asserted”. Hearsay testimony can be admissible in an unemployment hearing; however, it is not given the same weight as first-hand testimony. Information gathered from another source and reported to you is considered hearsay and not first-hand [...]


Background Checks Impact on Unemployment

Often employers will allow an employee to begin working prior to all of the background information being completed. This type of conditional employment is meant to only last a few days until background screening and drug testing results are completed. In this way, the employer can start training the employee and there is no delay. [...]


Suspected or Known Lawsuits

Even if you feel you have a good case to pursue to an unemployment hearing, there are sometimes other considerations that may impact whether or not you wish to do so. There is always a concern whether or not the unemployment hearing will open the employer up to increased risk or damage in other litigation. [...]


Unemployment Options for Nonprofits

Unlike for-profit employers, 501(c)3 employers have multiple options available to them to manage their unemployment. Learn more in this short video!

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