The Case Of Martinez V. Reemployment Assistance

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Unemployment compensation, currently renamed to Reemployment Assistance, is a mandated public benefit for eligible employees. Employers are required to pay unemployment insurance to help cover the costs of unemployment payments when employees are terminated. Business & Legal Resources (2013) reviews the case of Martinez v. Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission, Fla, which brought to light that the employer was not properly compensating Martinez according the the Fair Labor Standards Act by paying lower than minimum wage. Martinez had voluntarily quit his employment due to not being compensated property, however was denied based on the technical factor of voluntary quit. During appeal and investigation, the discovery and confirmation of lack of compensation resulted in Martinez having good cause for quitting his job. His previous employer was ordered to pay back wages. Martinez then challenged the denial of his reemployment compensation claim and the amount of work credits he was entitled to. The denial was overturned after good cause granted, however the additional income was not considered since income is calculated during the calendar quarter it is received and not necessarily when it was earned. Therefore, following the laws governing how reemployment assistance is calculated ruled that Martinez’s benefit amounts could not be adjusted to reflect back pay. How relates As a Human Resource professional it’s important to be familiar with different ways

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