Unemployment Compensation

We counsel employers in the area of unemployment compensation with the proposition that it is a cost that can be managed. We provide the Human Resources Director with answers to obscure questions, advice on how to contest claims, and guidance on how to shape policies to reduce the incidence of charges against the employer’s tax account.

Our attorneys will represent clients in appeal hearings, or they can simply provide assistance to management behind the scenes in their preparation for conducting the cases. We are also highly experienced in litigating unemployment compensation appeals before state appeal agencies and in court. Recognizing that the unemployment compensation claim is often the precursor to other claims such as discrimination charges or lawsuits, we employ a defense strategy to ensure that all critical substantive and procedural defenses and evidentiary issues are exploited and preserved.