Too often an employee will get fired and apply for unemployment compensation and their employer will challenge the right to benefits for no good cause. It is frustrating and frightening. You have you have a hearing with a hearing office and have no idea what they will ask or who will be there. Remember that your employer is represented by counsel and you should be too.
1. Know your rights. The money that you are entitled to can be the difference between making ends meet until you get a new job and catastrophe.
2. Even though you may be getting benefits, itdoes not mean your employer may not challenge anyway. If they win you may be forced to repay all of the benefits that you have received.
3. We handle appeals of denial of benefits. You must pay close attention to letter from IDES. They are time sensitive and you dont want to lose your right to benefits because you missed a deadline.
4. Dont sign anything. Your employer can't make you waive your right to unemployment benefits.