Pittsburgh Unemployment Lawyers
Win Your Unemployment Hearing!
KM&A’s Pittsburgh unemployment lawyers specialize in all types of unemployment matters, the most common being an unemployment appeal hearing.
Whatever your issue with the unemployment system, you need to know that everything the agency does has a basis in law. To that point, you really need to have a lawyer explain the process and guide you through the oddities and complexities of the system. In fact, the unemployment system even uses complex language and codes for your file which if you miss, could result in losing your benefits. Have a local Pittsburgh unemployment lawyer take a look at your situation. Both you and the lawyer need to make an informed decision on your best course of action.
Pittsburgh Unemployment Lawyers Are Crucial
Since most people seeking a Pittsburgh unemployment lawyer are facing an upcoming unemployment appeal hearing, here are the points you need to know:
1. Full Legal Hearing
This means that the hearing operates exactly like any other court of law. Of the many important things you need to know, perhaps the most important is the Pennsylvania Rules Of Evidence are in full effect. You need to make the right objections to most of your employers evidence. There is rarely a hearing where objections don’t play a pivotal role.
2. Don’t Assume The Truth Wins
A common misconception is that the truth will prevail. Absolutely incorrect. The party making the best case to the judge or “Referee” wins after a 90 minute hearing. That’s reality. For example, what if your employer and their witness said you committed some type of willful misconduct and you denied it. It happens because parties remembered incorrectly, misunderstood, only saw part of the incident, or are just lying. Just like that, the truth fails.
3. Public Speaking & Thinking On Your Feet
Speaking coherently in front of multiple people, like an experienced Pittsburgh unemployment lawyer, is a skill few people master. Imagine making an opening statement, direct examination, cross examination, and evidence submission and objections without any help. And all the while an opposing party is yelling out “Objection!” to disrupt your case. We have been that unemployment lawyer and we know the damage we cause. Suffice to say, we often dominate unrepresented parties. A Partner at KM&A, Attorney Michael Kraemer often recounts his first unemployment appeal hearing. He made the Human Resources representative begin crying. Our client got her unemployment benefits and KM&A is proud of that fact.
Unemployment Resources for UC Benefits
Haven’t appealed yet? Visit the website of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to find out more and to file an initial claim form. Many people need the help of an unemployment attorney for the appeal as well. Call KM&A today at (412) 626-5626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.