We can help you file an unemployment claim, assist you with challenging an employer's claim that you were fired for "just cause," help you obtain benefits when you quit with "good cause" and assist with other adverse challenges to your Utah unemployment benefits.
Whatever Utah unemployment assistance you need, we can help. We have the expertise and skill to protect your claim, and to help you with other claims against your former employer where appropriate.
To speak with a Utah unemployment attorney now, call us at (801) 758-7694 or contact us online.
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UTAH UNEMPLOYMENT LAW EXPERTS YOU CAN TRUST
Utah Unemployment Law Experts
At Stavros Law, our Utah unemployment law attorneys are experienced with Utah unemployment laws. We have assisted hundreds of individuals with virtually every type of Utah unemployment benefits issue. Our Utah unemployment lawyers have also represented employers with respect to a wide variety of unemployment benefit issues, including employer audits, no-fault, fault and fraud overpayments and benefit claims, denials and appeals, including appeals to the Workforce Services Board and the Utah Court of Appeals of benefit determinations. We also have significant experience assisting employees with challenging DWS determinations regarding independent contractor classifications and other issues.
One of the key purposes of Utah Employment Security Act, Utah Code Section 35A-4-101 et seq., is to ensure that persons who lose their employment through no fault of their own have a security blanket to maintain their purchasing power and meet their basic needs while searching for new employment.
The Department of Workforce Services is responsible for administering Utah's unemployment insurance fund, issuing benefits to unemployed workers who may be eligible for the receipt of unemployment and performing related functions. Our Utah unemployment lawyers can assist you with any Utah unemployment law issue, and we can aggressively fight to protect your rights to unemployment when you are unemployed.
Generally, if you are terminated an employer must prove that it had just cause to terminate your employment for unemployment benefits to be denied. There are three elements required to prove just cause: culpability, knowledge and control. In addition, in many circumstances, employees who quit or who have other good reasons for voluntarily ending their employment relationship with their employer are also entitled to benefits. An employee, whether discharged voluntarily or involuntarily, must also demonstrate that she is engaged in a good faith effort to obtain employment and that continued unemployment is due to a lack of suitable job opportunities. While these standards are relatively straightforward, there are numerous exceptions and conditions related to obtaining unemployment benefits, and employers or employees should seek appropriate legal assistance with any unemployment questions they have.
If an employee is denied benefits, or alternatively, an employer is determined to be liable for unemployment benefits, the employee or employer have the right to file an appeal and request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). In addition, the employee or employee have the right to seek review of the decision with the Workforce Services Appeal Board, and even appeal to the Utah Court of Appeals or Utah Supreme Court.
Whatever questions or concerns you have about Utah unemployment insurance or benefits, our lawyers can help. We have an excellent track record representing both employees and employers in unemployment proceedings. For additional information about the Utah unemployment benefit services we provide in Utah, Salt Lake City, Draper, Sandy, Lehi and beyond, please call us at (801) 758-7604 or contact us online.
Our attorneys and staff are here to answer your Utah unemployment law questions. We can help you ensure that you obtain the unemployment benefits you deserve and our fees are minimal. Employers often count on the fact that you will not seek representation for your unemployment claim and/or appeal. Don't lose thousands of dollars in potential benefits by seeking unemployment claims on your own. Call us and let us show you how we can help.
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Stavros Law P.C. is a Utah law firm providing legal services to individuals and businesses in Utah, the Mountain West and across the United States, including Salt Lake City, Draper, Sandy, South Jordan, West Jordan, Lehi, Provo, Orem and Spanish Fork. Our lawyers provide civil litigation, trial and appeal work to clients in federal and state courts throughout the United States in the areas of trial practice, employment & labor law, business law and health care law. At Stavos Law, we provide direction and deliver results.