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I've answered questions in a way some appreciated and other clearly didn't. But this is basically, how the unemployment insurance system works if one is satisfied to simply be a bystander to whatever the outcome of an unemployment claim initiated by the party that claims they lost their job by no fault of their own.

I absolutely believe unemployment benefits are worth fighting for so we all don't lose, or dilute our right to exercise our rights to file a claim. Yet, I also believe if you're going to fight you must accept it's up to you to make this law work better for yourself, by knowing if you argue what's fact, or not, it should be done objectively and to a basic principle connected to at least one quasi-legal intent of this law, which is not meant to protect employees, but our collective economic security.

So, be objective to prove facts, or rebut those meant to create misconceptions and focus on facts that have quasi-legal merit unique to your job separation, or that which causes any appeal argument, to have some sort of validity, you weren't at fault for why you lost your job, but your employer was.

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If my employer didn't show up for the unemployment appeal hearing will I win?

Hi there, I just had my appeal hearing today and my employer didn't show up. But they wrote a letter. Do I automatically win because the judge still

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Liz was amazing; and we WON

Chris referred me to Liz. Liz helped me prep for my unemployment hearing, and also represented me at the hearing. She was terrific from start to finish,

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A few thing that can happen when your employer has appealed to the board of review

I am going through an appeal review next week. My case is in the state of NV. What can I expect if I lose my unemployment benefits? This is the second

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Haven't received a decision from the Referee for my PA unemployment appeal

Im located in Pennsylvania. I was terminated on Jan 20th. I applied for unemployment and received a denial of benefits letter. I sent my appeal in a

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Fired From Your Job For Work Misconduct?

If you've been fired from your job and intend to collect unemployment, it just make sense you also know a definition of misconduct an employer will try to prove.

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Q&A - Quitting and Unemployment Benefits

Questions about quitting and unemployment benefits and answers to focus on proving good cause to quit.

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I was sexually harassed and quit my job. Can I recieve unemployment?

I started working for a 3rd party marketing firm. I was the only female in an office of 7 people. My job requires traveling for about a week at a time

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Too Far to Work?

I live in Youngstown, Ohio. In 2008, I worked for a company through November and was laid off when the local office was closed. I received unemployment

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How do I talk to a live unemployment agent on the phone in New Jersey?

I have been trying to apply for un-employment insurance for 2 weeks now. Spending many hours on the phone only to hear all lines are busy and then I am

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Can you be fired because someone smelled alcohol on your breath and collect unemployment

I went out for a drink the night before work and the next day a girl smelled alcohol on my breath though I was able to function in my job perfectly fine

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Help with Unemployment Benefits Appeal Law

I have determined for my work, because of discrimination from my manager for which i went to a lawyer and opened a case against the company, and the lawyer

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Getting Fired - Can You Get Unemployment If Fired?

Getting fired and collecting unemployment is not about why you think you got fired, but the employers ability to sustain a burden to prove work related misconduct

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Jalex

My service's were terminated. The reason given was timekeeping. I was denied unemployment for policy violation. I was ambushed by 3 of my upper management.

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Fired for not being a good fit anymore

I was taken in the office and I was told by the boss that he is sorry to do this but he is going to have to let me go because I am just not a good fit

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Do I Need a Lawyer for an Overpayment of Unemployment from Eight Years Ago

I received a letter stating that I was overpaid 7,890.00 and it has doubled in 8 years which is because II moved around a lot and didn't have a stable

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Got Fired for clocking in on time, but not starting to work right away

I worked for an apartment complex for 7 months in Wichita KS. I worked 7-4 M-F. I clocked in and was on the premises parked and getting my tools to go

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Misplaced work

I have a job and live in Pittsburgh it is winter and because of lack of work I am losing a lot of hours and they offered me work in Philly from Sunday

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Fired for not making sales quota

My boss of approximately 60 days on sales floor in 3 weeks time had me sign 2 papers saying I would bring my sales quota up to (his) quota of 25k. I was

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I Was Fired Because One Person Said I Smelled Bad!

Hello, I live in Maryland and was working for an Internal Medicine Dr. I was hired May 2017 and fired Nov 2017. The administrator of the office walked

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Getting denied benefits due to excessive absences or tardiness

I was recently denied unemployment benefits in (Minnesota) for excessive abcenses and tardiness. Now I was absent 2 days in which I contacted my employer

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Fired for working another job while currently employed

I was allowed to use and take home the company car for 'job 1', Unbeknowst to job 1 in July of 2016 I went and got my real estate liscence = job 2. August

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my nevada unemployment appeal was reversed....what does that mean?

I appealed my denial of unemployment, had a telephone interview with my previous employer present and 7 days later found out it was reversed. what does

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Change in Company Ownership resulting in layoffs, terminations, voluntary quits

I am in California and have been working for this company for 3 years. It was known for the last 5 months that the company was in a transition and the

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Am I doing everything right?

My check status keeps saying no check has been issued but I have been credited. I have done 3 weekly claims. Received the letter in the mail saying how

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CAN I COLLECT MISSOURI UNEMPLOYMENT WHEN RECEIVING SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME (My answer provides the resource for anyone asking this question in any state)

I AM 67 YEARS OLD AND I WANT TO KNOW IF I CAN COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT BENIFITS WHILE RECIEVING SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME IF I NEED TO WORK UNTIL I AM 71 YEARS

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Thanks for Your Candor

Hi Chris, Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me today! I truly appreciate your candor and I am sorry I did not find you before my initial

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My Thanks!!

Chris I hope that all is well with you! First of all, I’d like to thank you for ALL that you do in support of individuals like myself, who unfortunately

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The Best Help

I had been so worried until I went to unemployment tips. With Chris, I understood what I was reading and could easily relate. What was so helpful to

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Worked 1 day,quit due to employees making comments about my looks,expensive jewlery,asking me to smoke pot eith them after work in parking lot!

I was offered a Full-Time position at a company in a rather dangerous area, around seedy motels known for prostitution, drugs, etc. The job was located

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Was I laid off?

I had been working for my employer for 11 months when I developed a non work related medical condition which when symptomatic prevented me from performing

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We Won the EDD Appeal Hearing

Hi Chris, I meant to send this update earlier; we won the appeal! Thanks for your assistance and the referral to Liz. I couldn't have done this without

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Successful Unemployment Benefit Stories Often Begin with Managing the Credible Facts

Managing the truth, to be recognized as credible facts at an unemployment appeal hearing, is not rocket science. But I also knew when I became unemployed

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Oklahoma Board of Review Questions

Hello. My husband was put onto involuntary medical leave from his employer on August 10th, saying that he could only be placed back on the schedule by

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Seasonal Employment and Unemployment

Manager hired me in April 2016 telling me at the end of the season you will qualify for seasonal unemployment. This in fact, was not the case in 2016.

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Can i collect unemployment after being terminated for poor attendance without any warnings being given?

I worked at this place of employment for 10 months. According to the handbook, we are allowed 7 occurrences, and we are supposed to receive a verbal warning

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Thanks for the Assistance Chris

I reached out to Chris for help involving my denial of unemployment benefits in Georgia. I received very prompt and thoughtful help. It really does make

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I Won My Arizona Unemployment Hearing

Hi Chris, Well, I am relieved to report that the judge decided in my favor after the Appeal Hearing. Attached is the written decision. I am so grateful

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1 case appealed denied (original), 2nd granted to reopen?

I'm in NY. First case,(1st court date) the employer did not show up. I testified, decision for ui benefits granted. That case was appealed and reopened.

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Affirmed

My unemployment appeal decision stated i am affirmed. what does that mean? This means that whatever the initial determination said is affirmed by the

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I didn't know I could file?????

I quit/fired from my job in March of 2017. Have struggled to find work. Its September 2017 and haven't found a job. Someone told me I could file for

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Employer is saying I quit and I didn't.

Employer is saying I quit and I didn't. I was fired from my last job because I requested that my schedule be changed because I was having transportation

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Disaster Unemployment Benefits Available in 18 Texas Counties for Hurricane Harvey.

The current deadline for applying for emergency unemployment benefits as of the notice issued on August 28th was September 27, 2017.

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My boss won't schedule me or fire me

I've only work at my job for about a month or so but my first two weeks I worked anywhere from 3 1/2 hours to 7 hours with no days off or any breaks then

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I'm being caused emotional distress at work by a co-worker. If I'm fired will I be able to collect unemployment?

I'm being caused emotional distress at work by a co-worker. If I'm fired will I be able to collect unemployment? i've been working at my current job

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Is This Proof, or Not I was Fired for a Safety Violation, But Not Misconduct?

Is there any justification in being terminated for a safety violation ie. not wearing proper safety equipment when it is the responsibility of the employer/

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They stopped scheduling me

Can I file for unemployment if I stopped getting scheduled? On Friday I came into work and before I clocked in, a manager told me to go home since we

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Great Site

I found this site a lot of help. Even talked to Chris personally. She is helping me find someone for representation. She has helped me oh so much.

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Laid Off Due to Lack of Work and Waiting to Be Recalled

I'm a Pennsylvania resident and was recently laid off due to lack of work with a pending recall. I've filed for unemployment but it takes about a month

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Contract Company says I Quit When I was Laid Off

I live in Oregon and have been a Legal Assistant for the US Attorney's Office for just under a year. I am technically a government contractor though. On

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