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How unemployment insurance works in the States

How unemployment insurance works in the States

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In the midst of staggering unemployment and poverty during the United States’ Great Depression arose a New Deal and new legislation aimed at bolstering a battered and torn economy. The Social Security Act of 1935 created a safety net for Americans who needed financial assistance for unemployment, disability, retirement, and other life situations where they may find themselves without an income through no fault of their own. In 1939, the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) set the unemployment compensation-related provisions of the Social Security Act into motion, creating a joint state-federal program of unemployment insurance. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, FUTA authorizes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to collect a federal employer tax in order to fund state workfo...
Tips on Making a Business Law Essay Outstanding

Tips on Making a Business Law Essay Outstanding

Career
Many students do a terrific job researching the topic for their business law essays, but then they make all that hard work undone just because they do not organize everything correctly and later the structure of the article became all wrong and messed up. You need to present your information logically, and everything has to flow together correctly because if this is not done right all of the research in the world cannot save your essay when it lies before the examiner. The reader should be inspired to read the piece and therefore avoid clever wordplay and instead use a straightforward title and employ a writing style which is most likely to be familiar to your readers. Optional strategy There may nevertheless be times when an inspired and emotional approach can appeal to individual r...
5 Ways You Can Use Emoticons Properly at Work

5 Ways You Can Use Emoticons Properly at Work

Technology
“Hey, I think you need to recheck your work. “ Have you ever sent a message like this? That emoticon is supposed to be an angry face, though every browser and program will set its own definitions for how they are translated. Maybe you are angry, but is that really what you meant? Or how about … “I can’t believe you said that to the boss!” The intention here would follow a joke, or light hearted jab at a friend who said something innocent to the boss, but who may not realize what she said was inappropriate. Without an emoticon, it could be taken the wrong way. Imagine hours passing before that individual had an opportunity to ask for clarification. A simple  could have let her know immediately that you were only making light hearted fun of the situation. Some People Claim...
4 Things You Need to Know About the European Patent Procedure

4 Things You Need to Know About the European Patent Procedure

General
Filing a patent in Europe is not easy, but it does remain an excellent way to protect your invention or innovation. Patent law is often complex, and if you are not used to dealing with this area it may help to get a professional on board to guide you through the process. But in the beginning, here are some key details concerning the patent procedure that you need to know. Not All Inventions Are Patentable Even if you believe your invention is worthy of a patent, the reality may be that by law it will not be accepted by the patent office in Europe. In order to be patentable, an invention must be new. This sounds obvious, but the definition of new can be complex. It must also feature an inventive step that is not obvious to a person who is termed an expert in the field. It must ...
Why Working Less Can Help You Get More Done

Why Working Less Can Help You Get More Done

Health
Americans pride themselves on being hard workers, but that doesn’t mean we’re the most productive. That honor goes to Germany – and they work fewer hours per week than people in the U.S. Both Germany and France recently bested the U.S. in a study that measured the productivity per hour of employees. Coincidentally, Germany and France have mandated that employees must get at least 20 days off per year, although most workers take between 25-30 days off. In the U.S. there are no regulations requiring that employees get time off. In fact, when workers do get paid time off, an average of five PTO days go unused. Many recent studies show that not taking time off is hurting employee productivity and costing businesses billions of dollars. The High Cost of Work Related Burnout Wor...