re: Updated : Unemployment has a maximum of $235 (see list), that seems low(Posted by Bubb on 3/28/13 at 8:39 pm to Bubb)
"Isn't a person who quits or gets fired automatically disqualified? No. When there is a separation issue, fact-finding is obtained from both the individual and the employer to determine eligibility for benefits. The decision is made based on unemployment insurance law, which provides the guidelines to decide whether or not the individual should be disqualified. If the individual quit, was it for good cause connected to the work? If the individual was discharged, was it based on misconduct connected to the work?"
Obviously if you fire someone for misconduct, stealing, etc you'd want to challenge their claim so it doesn't count against you and your account isn't charged for it.
"What harm will it do to allow individuals to collect benefits when they are not entitled? Allowing individuals to draw benefits when they are not entitled to such benefits will have a negative impact on the combined reserve fund. This could lead to higher taxes for all Louisiana employers, including your own account."