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Once I represented one of my resume clients at an unemployment hearing. The client was an insanely overworked convenience store manager who tried to scale his weekly hours back to 60 from 80-100 and got fired for his trouble.

The company's reps flat out failed to show any cause for rejecting my client's claim. Under no reading of MN law did they meet the minimum requirement for objecting to his claim. I pointed that out to the state's arbitrator and then rested the case without making any points.

The arbitrator ruled for the company. Outraged I checked and learned that under "liberal" Republican Governor Arne Carlson, the state NEVER OKed any unemployment claims if they were contested.

As burned out as my client was, he found a new job before his appeal was heard. The convenience store chain used him up, refused to pay for any unemployment after firing him, and got away with it.

It's not surprising some eager beavers have incorporated this scam and are making a living with it.

you should read about what these companies do with the employee data after the hearing. http://freelancewriter10.blogspot.com/

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