So many businesses rely on independent contractors to provide services to their customers. Home improvement contractors quickly come to mind. Businesses realize many benefits from using independent contractors, rather than employees. Not having to pay unemployment tax for the independent contractors is one huge benefit, and unemployment claims are usually when a business gets into trouble in this area.
THE NEXT STEP – APPEAL
We've been writing lately about the unemployment benefit process in Connecticut. You can catch up on prior posts here and here. The process is pretty informal, but your company should know the basics of the hearings and appeals. In this post we will discuss hearings, and then next time, appeals.
BASICS OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION: Part One
We often find that businesses we represent could benefit from a basic understanding of Connecticut's unemployment compensation system. Understanding it better may help ease the comfort, a little, when a former employee receives benefits even though the employer is certain they shouldn't. We'll start here with the basics, and then, in a multi-part blog series, cover the basic topics under Connecticut's system.