A concern for all business owners but especially small business owners is managing unemployment insurance. State unemployment insurances is paid by the employer on the first $9000.00 of wages for an employer who has worked for the employer for at least 20 weeks in the wage of $247 at an average work rate of the employment tax varies by employer and is based upon the number of claims paid of versus the tax paid on by that employer. The applicable base period in Ohio is the first 4 of e last 5 calendar quarters.  

Unemployment can be collected when employment is terminated through no fault of the employed. This includes layoffs for lack of work and illness of employee. However, the employed can’t collect unemployment related to illness until they have a doctor’s clearance to return to work.

Unemployment cannot be collected by a former employer terminated for cause. Be sure to create and follow proper disciplinary procedures. For more information or assistance in this area contact Moseman Law Office, LLC at Mosemanlaw.com or 440-255-0832

Source: Attorney at Law magazine Cleveland Edition, Vol. 3 No. 10