CHICAGO — In all my years in business, I’ve only fired one person. Usually, I let problem employees dig their own holes, and they fade off into history. Documentation is the key to blocking an unemployment claim—or so I thought.
I’m not saying that documentation doesn’t work, but I am saying that whoever works in the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) offices is giving out benefits regardless of documentation. Perhaps they are being more lenient because the economy is weak, but it isn’t helping my business.