Assisting both employees and employers with unemployment compensation issues
Losing a job can be a highly stressful experience. Suddenly losing a source of household support can cause you to wonder how you are going to pay your bills and to worry about losing your house or car. Fortunately for many terminated employees, Texas laws1 require almost every employer to pay unemployment taxes so that former employees may be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits. Any employee who has lost their job should discuss their situation with an experienced attorney to determine their eligibility for benefits. Employers, however, also want to limit their unemployment tax liability as much as possible and should not have to cover employees who make wrongful claims for unemployment.
Anyone involved in a Texas unemployment case should call the Law Offices of Kenneth Carp at 636-947-3600 for a consultation today.
Handling every step of an unemployment case
Applying for unemployment benefits with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)2 can often be a complex process. Too many employees find their valid claims challenged by employers or wrongfully denied. In such cases, you have the right to appeal the decision and there are three distinct levels of unemployment appeals through which you must pass. These levels are as follows:
- Requesting a hearing to argue your case in front of an Appeal Tribunal
- Requesting that the TWC review the decision made by the Appeal Tribunal
- File a motion for a Rehearing by the Commission
Each level of appeal has its own procedures and requirements and it is imperative to have an attorney who can guide you through the process and ensure that you meet all requirements. An attorney will also represent you at any hearings and will know how to properly gather and present evidence in your favor so that you have the best chance possible of receiving the benefits you deserve.
Helping companies defend against wrongful unemployment claims
Not every former employee qualifies for unemployment benefits and, as an employer, you should not be liable to pay taxes for employees who make wrongful claims. In order to challenge an unemployment benefits claim, you can allege the following:
- The employee was terminated because of misconduct
- The employee voluntarily left their job without good cause
A lawyer will be able to assist you in presenting your case against the benefits and can represent you in any hearings that may take place to limit your liability and improve your bottom line whenever possible.
Contact an experienced Texas unemployment lawyer for assistance today
Anyone who is on either side of an unemployment compensation dispute should seek representation from an attorney who has extensive experience in this type of case. Kenneth P. Carp is a highly skilled lawyer who handles unemployment cases throughout Texas and in several other states. Mr. Carp has a thorough understanding of unemployment laws from both an employee and employer’s perspective and is ready to help you with your case today. Please do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Kenneth Carp at 636-947-3600 to discuss how we can help you today.