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Arizona posted nation's lowest rate of improper unemployment payments

Arizona had the lowest rate of improper unemployment insurance payments in the nation last year, which is a big improvement from two years ago when Arizona had one of the highest improper payment rates in the nation.
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Aug 7, 2014, 9:01 am
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The real fraud is a lot of people who should be able to collect unemployment benefits are wrongfully terminated by unscrupulous employers like a certain supermarket chain owned by a large corporation who make up excuses to fire people so they don’t have to higher unemployment insurance. Those low low prices come at a huge cost

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Aug 7, 2014, 2:33 pm
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Cactus Dave reported:

The real fraud is a lot of people who should be able to collect unemployment benefits are wrongfully terminated by unscrupulous employers like a certain supermarket chain owned by a large corporation who make up excuses to fire people so they don’t have to higher unemployment insurance. Those low low prices come at a huge cost

I like the spirit of your post, and I’m not going to argue it. I will, however, inform you that with an unemployment claim the burden of proof is on the employer. The employer can get away with firing you for fictional reasons (it has happened to me more than once), but when it comes time to file the unemployment claim they’ll have to back up their claim, or if they can’t back it up then the claim will be paid.

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Aug 7, 2014, 4:01 pm
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Actually Brett this is an at will state…it is very hard to prove wrongful termination…this is one of the reasons unions are so week here…

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Aug 7, 2014, 4:04 pm
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Cactus Dave got up on a soapbox and yelled:

Actually Brett this is an at will state…it is very hard to prove wrongful termination…this is one of the reasons unions are so week here…

You don’t have to prove wrongful termination to get unemployment. The employer has to prove rightful termination.

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