Unemployment Benefits

When workers become unemployed, they can apply to receive benefits from a state unemployment compensation fund until they find other work.

Every employer must pay unemployment insurance on each employee in its organization, and these payments are then placed into the state fund.  Former employees can receive unemployment compensation only if they are out of work through no fault of their own. Voluntary separation or termination for misconduct may make it difficult for the worker to make a claim for benefits, and employers are entitled to challenge claims for unemployment when they believe the claims are invalid. If you need assistance with your unemployment appeal, contact an attorney for additional information.