Friday, June 3, 2011

NEW YORK UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE - HEARINGS AND APPEALS - REOPENING DEFAULT - CASE NO. 4


Here is page 2 of Exhibit 7 - which is the envelope used for sending the April 1, 2009 application to reopen. However, when an employer utilizes a self postage machine, as in this case, it may bring into question as to whether the item was actually mailed on the date of the self postage machine. Most experts agree that it is almost impossible to detect postal-meter fraud based on the numbers appearing in a printed stamp but with most machines, it is very difficult to backdate a postage meter. When the timeliness of a mailing becomes an issue in these cases, the use of an expert is not cost-effective and the employer will usually testify that it is common business practice not to back date and that items are mailed on the same day stamped.

2 comments:

  1. It's true Jon I use our postage meter everyday, my wife and I send 100-200 letters daily. Theres no reason for a business to send out items same day. I even checked with www.postagemetersforsmallbusiness.com where I purchased mine, and backdating is not a common practice.

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  2. Hi:

    Thank you for your comment.

    While there may be a situation where someone stamps an envelope on a postage meter (and this can be done at a post office automatic mail center too) and deliberately intends to have it mailed out later, this can be a difficult thing to prove at an admisitrative hearing.

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