Will I get unemployment back pay in Kansas since my employer didn't show for the hearing?
( Kansas Unemployment Benefits)
I was fired in June, denied unemployment. I filed for an appeal and just had my trial today. My employer did not show up for the telephone hearing. I have 2 questions: Since they did not appear does that automatically approve me? Second, will I receive all of my back pay for the weeks I've claimed if I get a job prior to approval of my benefits?
That's not the way appeals works. I won't tell you that it isn't easier to win an appeal hearing when the opposition doesn't show, but plenty of people still manage to somehow self disqualify themselves .. sometimes all over again.
And, just because the employer didn't show .. doesn't mean they won't try to reopen the case if they have good cause for the non-appearance.
Unemployment appeals hearings are part of the appeal process and employers that use companies such as the one I used to work for to respond to claims and get things ready for the appeal hearing .. no all the tricks of the trade based on those rules.
However, if you did win .. and I hope you did if you deserved the benefits .. you will get the backpay for the weeks you were denied as long as you kept filing for benefits in each of those weeks.
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