If you moaning and groaning at just the thought of needing to think about unemployment laws right now, I'm right there with you making some noises of my own.
However, the focus of this website is an unemployment appeal .. which is where the fight to get, keep, or deny benefits continues in a quasi-legal proceeding.
I had limited understanding about unemployment, let alone the laws that controlled eligibility when I first went to work for a cost control company. But, they plunked me down at a desk anyway and expected me to talk intelligently about this stuff to employers on my first day.
But, I stuck with it and in time, approximately twelve months, or so, I became familiar enough with the variances that made unemployment insurance law work a bit differently, depending on which state an unemployment appeal hearing I was discussing, was to be held in to make an impact on how i prepped for that hearing.
What follows is not only links to unemployment statutes, but all the resources that aided me when I decided to speed up the training I was being given .. repetition.
Contained within a small section of Employment Security Acts (common name for unemployment statutes) are sections of the law , often entitled disqualifications and/or benefit eligibility.
There may be provisions, which create exceptions to the rules.
But with only statutes to read, an individual can easily begin to feel like there's got to be more to this that just what the law itself is telling you..
Something maybe .. to grab your attention and lead you to being able to make sense of how to argue your own job loss situation to the law, or simply explain when you have a fighting chance to win an unemployment appeal .. or a snowballs.
Laws are good, but comparing them is better.
There is a lot to be said for DOLETA's Unemployment Law Comparison Charts. I use them heavily when I need to verify how I think a state may be addressing any number of specific common issues found on denials and approvals of benefits.
The charts compare state by state variances and a bonus is they are updated yearly to reflect changes that may of been made to state UI laws.
Sometimes just taking a quick look can even end the need to do more research, or it might make you thirst for more information.
If comparisons are better, then unemployment case law that interprets law .. is best.
Maintaining the links below could be a part-time job
If you find a broken link, please email me so I can fix it. If you can't find anything for your state .. ask them where to find their laws, or their unemployment decision digest. I'll be happy to add it.
Delaware - Do you know where
Many discussions in the Q&A's link to specific pages in many of the resources to help explain the reasoning behind any answer or question I might of asked.