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Charles John Prorok

Charles Prorok’s Answers

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  • I won my first appeal and now my former company is appealing my unemployment benefits sending a letter to the board for review

    I was fired because I lost my cash drawer key ( both my top/bottom cash drawers were locked when this happened) they are stating that I put the bank at risk (for theft) and the drawer was in vault for half day where anyone could of found the key a...

    Charles’s Answer

    The Board of Review makes its decision based upon the record of your case which includes any documentation provided by the employer, the summary of the adjudicator (the first person you spoke to from unemployment) and the transcript of the telephone hearing. You will receive notice that an appeal is pending. Request a copy of the transcript and submit a written argument in response to the employer's appeal. The time frames are short so don't wait once you receive notice.

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  • What can I do to get wages earned from my previous employer in Illinois? I worked for 2.5 months without pay. I had to quit.

    I worked for 2.5 months for an employer in Illinois. They did not inform me of the pay situation. When the first missed pay date came they never told me I was not getting a check. Their comment was the State of Illinois have not paid them their...

    Charles’s Answer

    If the agency has 5 employees or more you can file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Labor. You can go to the website and there are fillable PDF forms that must be mailed to the IDOL. The agency is violating the Wage Payment and Collection Act.

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  • If I an unemployed and receiving unemployment benifits and I place on my LinkedIn profile that I am seeking capital to start ...

    a business does that change my status for unemployment? I have not formed a business to start working on. I have started a search for capital only.

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    One of the requirement to be eligible for unemployment benefits is to be "able and available" for employment. As long as you are currently able and available for work you still should be eligible for benefits. However, once you have committed to starting a business and are no longer available for work you may become ineligible.

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  • Is there something I can do???

    In October of 2010 I applied for a special ed teachers aide position at a local high school. In Janurary I was contacted by the high school and interviewed for the position. One week later I recieved a phone call from the high school stating tha...

    Charles’s Answer

    In a word, no there is nothing that can be done short of getting your old job back. From what you have stated in your question it does not appear that the school district acted in bad faith when it offered you the position. The type of position that you applied for is dependent upon the number of students who need the services.

    Keep trying to contact your former employer.

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  • Forced to take FMLA and denied overtime because i'm on it

    I suffer from intermittent migrane headaches. My doctor wrote a note saying that from time to time i might miss work if i get a bad one. I am a supervisor in a Sheriff's dispatch center and they were threatening discipline for using accrued sickt...

    Charles’s Answer

    Your question is difficult to answer without more information. FMLA can be taken on an intermittent basis. Also, an employer can designate leave time as FMLA leave. Are you on leave now? If so, for how long?

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