Unemployment Insurance Law
The unemployment insurance process can be complex and difficult to navigate.
Harmony Law Firm can help guide you and maximize your chance of success every step of the way. The more informed you are about the process, the more likely it is that you will reach your goals—whether you are trying to obtain benefits, retain benefits, contest an overpayment, or manage an employer insurance account.
Attorney Areti Georgopoulos is a recognized leader in unemployment insurance law. She has helped hundreds of individuals successfully navigate the unemployment eligibility process. Areti can:
- Assist you in applying for unemployment benefits
- Assist you in filing an appeal if you are found ineligible for benefits
- Represent you in an appeal hearing
- Represent you in a request for reconsideration
- Assist you with an overpayment determination
If you are an employee who has been terminated from or quit your employment, you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits. Once you apply for benefits, you will receive a determination of eligibility or ineligibility. If you are found eligible, you may collect benefits, but your employer may file an appeal of the determination. If you are found ineligible, you may file an appeal of the determination. Once an appeal is filed, your case will be heard by an unemployment law judge. This appeal hearing, which resembles a mini trial, will determine whether you receive benefits.
Your eligibility for benefits may also be affected by other circumstances. For instance, if you receive severance pay, if you work part-time, or if the employer raises an issue regarding your eligibility after you are approved for benefits, your benefits may cease. These issues may also result in an overpayment determination, which can be appealed and addressed by an unemployment law judge.
Some workers are misclassified as independent contractors and may in fact be eligible for unemployment benefits available to employees. These workers may have a legal recourse to obtain benefits.
Harmony Law Firm provides a reasonable flat fee for appeals. A flat fee is a one-time fee that indicates exactly what the service will cost you from the beginning. A reasonable hourly rate is available for other services.