INC’s Brown on Contesting Unemployment Claims

How to Contest an Unemployment Claim

By Carolyn Brown |  Apr 30, 2010

If you feel a former worker is filing an unemployment benefits claim that you should not have to pay, there are steps you can take to contest it.

Unemployment compensation can be a big deal for companies with huge staffs or high turnover. “As an employer you are taxed according to past claims,” says Richard A. Hooker, a partner with the law firm Varnum Riddering Schmidt in Novi, Michigan. “The more former employees you have collecting unemployment benefits, the higher your taxes are going to be,” he explains.

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