The attorneys at Schaeffer Law are equipped to handle unemployment benefits hearings on behalf of employers and former employees. We will also advise you on whether it is in your company’s best interests to challenge certain unemployment claims at all. Since 2005, the general rule in Missouri is that former employees are entitled to receive unemployment benefits if the termination of their employment was not the result of misconduct. We will determine whether your scenario should be considered misconduct under the present law.
Failing to mount proper challenges can cost your company money; unemployment benefits may last up to 20 weeks per employee at a rate of $320.00 per week. In addition, there are certain deadlines and filing requirements to which employers must adhere in order to preserve their challenges.
Contact an outside general counsel attorney to discuss whether you need employment law help.