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Usually, when we speak about unemployment law we’re addressing unemployment insurance. Unemployment insurance is a federal-state social program funded by employers who pay qualifying unemployed persons. It is regulated by the Federal Unemployment Tax Act. Unemployment insurance is nuanced because the details of unemployment law are left to the states.
Once an employee submits a claim for unemployment benefits, the Department of Workplace Development notifies the employer, which must verify the claim. From there, the DWD will determine whether the individual is eligible for benefits. Either party may appeal that determination.
Dealing with unemployment law can be tricky as it involves the challenging matter of a person’s ability to earn a living. Here at Jones Obenchain, we understand how difficult and personal this can be. We’ve helped clients in all sorts of cases, from assisting employees pursuing unemployment benefits to representing employers who don’t owe those employee benefits. Our extensive experience in employment law, backed by the knowledge of a full-service law firm, means that we can help you no matter what situation you find yourself in.
We know that every circumstance involving an employee’s separation is unique. There are many factors, including the employee’s longevity at the company, the details of the employee’s termination, the nature of the industry they worked in, and much more. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, we’ll help you navigate the complexities of unemployment insurance to ensure your case is handled fairly. Contact us to find out how we can help you!