Knowledgeable Unemployment Compensation Attorneys
When losing a job, under most circumstances, you are entitled to receive unemployment compensation. However, in some instances, employers may challenge your right to receive these unemployment benefits. The employer may allege that your dismissal was due to some sort of misconduct on your part or that you voluntarily left the job.
The lawyers at Marzzacco Niven & Associates raise a voice and provide our knowledge and experience in providing you legal representation in any hearing or appeal regarding your unemployment benefits. Since every claim is different, we will provide you with personalized representation. We will guide you through the process and advise you regarding common mistakes made when filing unemployment claims.
How Unemployment Works
While the U.S. Department of Labor oversees the unemployment process, the state of Pennsylvania has its own set of rules in determining eligibility. Some basic rules for eligibility include:
- During the 12 months before the termination of your job, you have a minimum amount of earnings.
- There is a willingness to work in the event employment with similar or increased earnings is made available to you.
- You are not self-employed or are on strike.
- Outside of job termination, the reason for leaving your previous job was for good cause such as unsafe working conditions, a request by your employer to perform some illegal practice, or because you were facing harassment or discrimination at the workplace.
- You were not guilty of misconduct such as unexcused absences or tardiness, refusal to abide by workplace rules, theft, or violation of drinking or drug use policies at work.
If you meet the eligibility requirements, you should receive your unemployment insurance compensation payments without delay. When employers attempt to block such payments, it is extremely helpful to work with an experienced employment attorney who will represent you.
We understand the law and maximize the chances for you successfully receiving the unemployment benefits you need and deserve. Our attorneys are here to help you. When taking on your matter, we will work with you and get to know your circumstances. We will discuss your matter in detail in identifying the correct course of action to take.