Many clients are convinced that it is "hopeless" to protest the often disappointing results of an Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) audit and then win at a Hearing before an IDES Hearing Officer.
Over the many years in which I have represented Illinois companies before the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), I have seen the activity level of the IDES ebb and flow.
This article is to remind Illinois employers about an important amendment to the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act (which took effect over two years ago on January 3, 2016). The amendment broadened the misconduct definition by adding eight work-related behaviors which automatically disqualify the Claimant (i.e., ex-employee who filed for unemployment insurance benefits) from receiving unemployment insurance benefits due to misconduct.
It often happens that an employee tells the employer that the employee is quitting...but later the employee claims the employer really fired the employee.
There are many good reasons for which a company fires one of its employees. Some of these reasons are: