Were you wrongly denied unemployment benefits?  Did you lose an unemployment hearing?  Don’t worry.  You may still file an appeal. 


After The First Unemployment Hearing  


The first unemployment hearing is basically your last chance to get or retain your unemployment benefits.  You have the right to appeal this decision, and you will probably want to hire an employment lawyer, like AA Law, to increase your chances of winning.  


Do I Need A Lawyer? 


You can either hire an attorney or represent yourself during the appeal hearing. The process is designed for people who aren’t lawyersHowever, an attorney can beneficial and helpful to get your through this process and help ease any worries or anxiety.   


Your employer may have a lawyer, so you may want to consider that when making your decision 


What You Need To Be Prepared 


Remember, this hearing may be your only chance to present your side of this case, so you will want to have your best-organized presentation, which is where a lawyer may come in handy. To be fully prepared, you should consider obtaining a copy of your state claim file before filing the appeal to determine why your employer protested your claim.  The state's file may even include documents, such as employer rules and policy and write-ups sent along with their written response to the notice of claim filed. 


Evidence typically presented at an appeal hearing includes oral testimony from you and from witnesses along with documentation that you can use to verify your case. To receive any evidence that is in your employer's possession, you will need to ask the administrative law judge to subpoena the records from your employer If you have witnesses you feel are valuable to your case, you will want the judge to also issue a subpoena to that individual to require them to attend the hearing and testify. 


You will want to bring multiple copies of any documents that you want to present as evidence to be able to give to the judge and to the representative for the employer.  If you have a lawyer, he or she will be able to give you guidance on which documents you need and how to obtain them. 


Contact AA Law today for more information.  We would be happy to look at your case and see how we can assist you.