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.