Do I need an attorney for my unemployment appeal?

February 16th, 2012 Comments Off

If you have applied for unemployment, and been denied (or if you were approved, but now your employer is appealing) you may be asking yourself, do I need an attorney to help me to appeal? Having an attorney can be extremely helpful in a number of ways. Of course, you are entitled to an evidentiary hearing, and you are entitled to be represented by counsel if you so choose. Keep in mind the very serious nature of your appeal hearing.

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Can I receive unemployment if I quit my job?

August 25th, 2011 Comments Off

If you’ve resigned from your job–even under the worst of circumstances–you may be in fear that you cannot receive unemployment benefits. We are often contacted by individuals who have to quit their jobs because of illness, of unsafe work conditions, or because a spouse is being transferred to another military assignment. Here is what the law says about this issue: O.C.G.A. § 34-8-194 states that an employee shall be disqualified from receiving unemployment benefit if: such individual has left the most

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Learn more about the unemployment appeal process

March 29th, 2011 No Comments

The best source for detailed guidelines about Georgia’s unemployment benefits appeal process is the Department of Labor’s Unemployment Insurance Appeals Handbook. Below is a summary description of the unemployment appeals process and how an attorney might be able to help you along the way. Note: this is for informational purposes only and should not be viewed as legal advice. To obtain legal advice, you need to speak with an attorney and create a formal attorney-client retainer agreement. If you have

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