Could Blogging Cost You Your Unemployment Check?

by SixFigureStart | October 09, 2009

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A laid-off lawyer’s personal blog, which brought her a total of $238.75 over the course of several months, prompted the geniuses at the New York State Department of Labor to cut off her benefits.

Seems the DOL had conflicting opinions over whether the money she “made” from her blog about meal deals constituted residual income (money made from past work, like royalties from a book) or self-employment income. So they put her checks on hold while they investigate her “business,” according to a story at Forbes.com. [Read more]

--Posted by Sara Clemence, RecessionWire.com

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