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How soon do we apply for unemployment? ASAP or after our layoff date of 7/7? nm

Posted By: UnemployedHeartlander on 2006-05-10
In Reply to: Do we apply for unemployment in OH or in our home state? sm - NiceGirl


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Because it is a layoff you can apply
now and use your layoff date for the date of start benefits.  It takes time to process so you will be ahead of the game.  Each state should be able to give you Medicaid information .. as my state has Healthy Kids and it is a separate program from the regular Medicaid.  Keep in mind, though, that if you COBRA for 18 months you will have that insurance for as long as you choose to keep it.  Make sure the lovely Ms. Neidert explains the COBRA fully to you or turn them in .. they did not explain fully to us and caused a lot of misinformation and people doing things incorrectly.
Do we apply for unemployment in OH or in our home state? sm
Do we apply online where the company is based or where we live? I've never been in this situation before.

SPi layoff

Get this...after all the big layoffs of the US MTs, this past Friday they sent out an email offering a bonus after 90 days to to anyone who recruited an MT as they are so out of turn on their most important accts.   Interesting, eh? 

I was laid off on Friday. I had only been there since the summer. Hadn't had much work since about December or so.
need help ASAP! anybody sm

ever heard of CTS (Central Transcription Service), I think they are in Trenton Michigan.  They have an ad on the Job Seekers Board that I answered.  They sent me a link to type a couple of files but when I try to download them I get unknown windows media error.  I don't know what is going on.  Anybody ever heard of this company?  They don't have an address on the site where I am trying to download the work at or anything.

They have a T-Sat ad for someone with five years doing OPs.  If this is legitimate I would like to try this but can't get the files to play.  Also when I try to download them, the information (writing) next to them is in all garbled letters so I am wondering if there is a problem on there end anyway.  I sent an e-mail but didn't get a response back yet.  I would like to take this test.



That email offering a bonus was not sent out to everyone.  Only a limited number of individuals/
Leaving ASAP
Not because of pay...ESLs are getting worse and I rarely make my line counts anymore without working 12+ hours a day.  Getting ridiculous.
I need a PT job ASAP employee or IC
ASAP in Tennessee
Anybody worked relatively recently for these people?  Any info on company, how they pay, etc?
Save yourself and get out of there ASAP.
MT looking for work after heartland layoff
Is PMSI a good company to work for? I have not tried them yet.
amphion layoff info anyone?
that is what inquiring minds want to know - specifics
60 days notice before a layoff? sm
People get laid off at the last minute all over the country. Maybe I am not understanding your post correctly? It does sound like to me that you are saying you must have 60 days notice before a layoff though. If that is indeed what the post is saying, there is no way or every company in the US is breaking the law!
I google federal layoff law. sm

Can click open articles.

Companys should at least be reported to the Federal labor department so those coming up from behind. Sadly people need to be MADE to be decent to their fellow humans
Any info on ASAP Transcription in TN?
Maybe they have new accounts and they wanted MTs ASAP?
And I will be ending my membership ASAP.
ASAP Medical Transcription

Anyone hear anything about this company - good or bad?


I currently work for MQ and I am doing everything in my power to get away from them ASAP. sm

I have feelers out to about 5 companies right now and will be sending out another batch of resumes this week also.

Working in the cesspool has taken its toll. I am fortunate in that I do not need health/dental insurance. One of the things that has kept me at MQ was the 18 days of PTO that I earn (yes earn) a year. Unfortunately, I wind up using a lot of that to make up for being out of work, etc, so it winds up not being truly *my time off*.

I just wonder if it is best to look for an IC position and just take time off without pay or try to find a company that has a good PTO plan.

Are there any companies out there that have a good PTO plan (definitely more than 5 days off a year) and how do they calculate PTO pay?

Thanks in advance.

I would call her ASAP rather than sit without work. nm
Need info asap if available on RX: Transcription, LLC
General info needed, such as their general pay rates, flexibility in schedules, direct deposit, pay on time, and anything else that may be helpful.
Layoff Email-or lack thereof...
I sent an email to Cathy Clemons this morning inquiring as to where the email is that they promised on Monday night and she said there was a technical error in sending it out and it would be out by noon today, when Colleen Neidert returns to the office! I hope she enjoyed her time off after participating in firing all of us on Monday.
Yeah, the layoff scenario went thru my head, as well, especially (sm)
since I hear this co. has a branch in India.
Here's The Federal Law on Mass Layoff Notice
Good company but had layoff in July. Are they hiring?
Very professionally ran company.
ASAP Medical Trans - Same as Alliance/Documed in Tennessee
Don't be fooled.  NOT a good payor.  Pay consistently late, late, late.  I believe she is trying to change the name since the word has been put out about Alliance and Documed.  This has been going on for some time and should be stopped.
Can IC even get unemployment?

This is very interesting to know.  Maybe it is something to consider when given an option to work as an IC or an employee.  If you don't mind me asking, what state are you from?

Anyone Know Unemployment Law?
What is unemployment situation when US employer is defunct but employees (supposedly) get absorbed by off-shore company?
Ok - not quite sure why this has been such an issue. When I applied for unemployment, it was KS actions that determined that I was unemployed. Just as if I had any other kind of job - had I been laid off or terminated - I would have applied for unemployment - I don't know who wouldn't. So, I'm not quite sure why this has been so blown out of proportion. My counselor is the one who had to deal with KS - and they reported back to me what was going on - not the other way around. I had nothing to do with the determination of whether or not I was entitled to unemployment. That was determined by the laws in my state and I was told that my previous employer did not understand the law - I did not say that to just be saying it. A lot goes into the determination of unemployment and if you meet the criteria - then you begin to receive your benefits. In searching for MT jobs, there are not a tremendous amount of jobs that met the criteria of what I was working with KS. I immediately found work as an IC and received only the difference in the amount I earned and the amount of my benefit. I was never offered anything of employee status, so I just stayed with the IC job. I would ask - if you or your spouse lost your job - would you not apply for unemployment? Until you are in that position, I would ask that you not judge what others do. Perhaps someone out there has learned something from these posts, if nothing more than to file for unemployment if they lose their jobs. Certainly there are people losing jobs everyday - lest the job-seekers boards would not have new job postings everyday. I do not take offense at those who have called this fraud or illegal - I just realize that they are ignorant of the unemployment laws of their state. My next post for companies is what information they can and cannot give legally on previous employees if contacted for a reference. That will open some eyes, I am sure.
How long do you have to be at a place of employment before you can collect unemployment?
They go by last two years, you have to have enough months in a two year period - check your local office online

Most of the time as long as you are laid off or fired for reasons that do not entail stealing or being drunk on the job does not matter how long you were on the job. -- exception might under 30 days but am not sure.  However, what you are paid depends on the last 4 to 5  quarters (which is 12 to 18 months ago) prior to the quarter you are in.  If you get laid off after June 1st, you check is based on the first quarter of 2007 and possible all of 2006. Again like other posters have said, check out your state.  If you were not employed much in the the past year and half, your check will be quite small if anything at all.    Again go on line to your state page and it will direct you to the unemployment page.  You must be employee and not IC. 
You should be able to get unemployment
The unemployment office will contact SPI to verify that you were, in fact, laid off and will ask for the reason why you were let go. You should qualify for unemployment until you find another company. Good luck!
I would take unemployment!
The same thing happened to me 4 years ago.  MQ took my job and I refused to go with them.  I then waited until I found a decent company to work for.  If you are used to working in-house, it might take you a while to find a company that is a good fit for you.  Good Luck!!
SPI and unemployment

Please excuse typos in first note.  Long day, even longer week!


And don't we pay our OWN unemployment? sm
I was under the impression WE pay into it, the company doesn't. Check your pay stub.
I wonder if they offer you another shift if you can get unemployment. I mean not many people can do a third shift. I know I can't - I'd fall asleep!
IC and unemployment
Depends on what state you live in. In Oregon, you are screwed...been there.
did you get unemployment??
TT and unemployment...sm
Just wondering if anyone there has filed for unemployment and gotten it?  I have worked every day this pay period and won't make my lines.
I don't think we are eligible for unemployment, as we are not employees. Correct me if I'm wrong.
The sad thing is we can't get unemployment and we are not to retirement age yet!  Good luck to you too!  My husband actually suggested I start housecleaning other people's houses for a living - at this rate it may pay better - LOL
No you can't quit a job and get unemployment.xc
Unemployment Rights
Hi - sorry about your unfortunate experience with Spheris. I don't know if the unemployment laws for the state in which you reside or the state in which THEY reside would apply. Anyway, here's the Tennessee website for employee/employer rights: http://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/esdiv.html. Perhaps this is your chance to start off 2006 with a company that appreciates what you bring to the table, utilizes your talents effectively, and allows you to grow while making a living wage! Best of luck!
Another point is unemployment. Think about it. They are
evading tax laws. Report them to your state. The state will get them eventually. Believe me. I know mine is working on this one company and I believe I will check with them to see if they have done anything yet. When they actually return a late fee to the taxpayer, that means they have finally listened and they did pay all late fees they ever charged me because as an employee, that is not my job to do the taxes. It is the employer's job.

A good company will abide by the tax laws. A company that tells you they do not have to pay your state tax has not done their homework. When they get zammed by your state with late fees, then they will find out.

They said we should apply for unemployment asap but how can we do that if we are still working for them until 7/7?

Also, how much is unemployment usually? I've never been on it. I've heard it is about 66% of your usual pay? Is this correct?

Also... can you apply for Medicaid with unemployment? The COBRA rate is at least $540 for myself and my daughter. :(

When do you file for unemployment?

My job has not had any work for 2 weeks now.  If there is no work, can you file unemployment?  Or do I wait until they let me go and then file?



Yes it is - that's why I do not think she can quality for unemployment.
me too!!!! just got the call :( :( unemployment here I come.
with unemployment like it is - if you got offered TAKE IT
who cares if it's harder or easier. So many out of work. So many trying to get jobs. TAKE WHAT YOU CAN GET.