Losing a job can be a devastating experience. Losing your unemployment benefits can be equally devastating. The Law Firm of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., is committed to helping you obtain and protect the unemployment benefits you deserve.
Do I Qualify For Unemployment Compensation Benefits?
There are three basic steps to determine eligibility.
Did you earn sufficient wages from the employer covered by unemployment law to qualify for benefits?
Are you out of work through no fault of your own? If you were fired due to "willful misconduct," you may not be eligible for unemployment compensation. Did you voluntarily leave your job for real and compelling reasons or were you laid off due to workforce reduction? If so, you will likely be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits.
Are you able and available to accept suitable work?
Do I Need An Attorney For This Process?
If your employer contests your eligibility, you will be entitled to a hearing before an Unemployment Compensation Referee. The issues described above are not always straightforward. The lawyers at Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., understand the subtleties of unemployment law and can present the relevant written evidence and testimony to combat the employer's arguments at the hearing. They will prepare you to testify and make sure your side of the story gets heard. If you still are declared ineligible for benefits, our experienced attorneys will make an appeal to the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review.
Call or email our law firm today for a free initial consultation.