Q: Could a settlement affect ones unemployment benifits?
A: In new York you might have to wait until the settlement proceeds are exhausted over time unless your settlement agreement is drafted in a manner to permit benefit payments immediately. No money for 30 days is generally what is required but paying an employment lawyer a few hundred bucks to get the language right is probably a good investment. Especially since you no longer have to meet lawyers in person. In person office consults will be over for many of us who use technology.
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