Jacksonville Unemployment Compensation Attorney
Navigating Florida’s Reemployment Assistance Program
Since 2010, Florida's unemployment rate has steadily decreased as the
economy has slowly improved. Although the state's unemployment rate
is substantially better than it was in 2010, it is presently at around
7% according to information from United States Department of Labor's
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fortunately, individuals who are unemployed
through no fault of their own may be entitled to receive unemployment
If you need help obtaining unemployment compensation, The Law Office of
Shands M. Wulbern, P.A. is here to help. Attorney Wulbern has nearly 18
years of experience in
employment law and was selected by his peers for
inclusion in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of Best Lawyers in America©. With experience in all stages of litigation, he is ready to do whatever
it takes to receive to help you get the funds needed to get back on your feet.
Contact the Jacksonville employment lawyer today if you are interested in further information.
Who Is Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?
Eligible individuals include employees who are involuntarily terminated
from employment when their termination was not the result of misconduct.
Upon becoming unemployed, these individuals may be entitled to compensation
to assist with their loss of employment and inability to find employment
elsewhere. You may receive temporary financial benefits if you meet Florida's
Factors that determine eligibility for compensation include:
- Past earnings
- Availability to start work
- Whether or not you are looking for work
- How much time has passed since a denial
- Reason for quitting or termination
The State of Florida recently renamed its unemployment compensation program
the "Reemployment Assistance Program." Eligible employees may
be entitled to unemployment compensation for 12 to 23 weeks, and certain
individuals may be able to claim federal extended benefits. Government
employees may also be eligible for additional unemployment compensation.
To learn more or find out if you are eligible for unemployment,
call (904) 638-9943 today.
Attorney Shands M. Wulbern Fights for Your Rights
Private employers are required to partially fund unemployment benefits
and therefore often contest employee claims for benefits. Employers may
assert that an employee engaged in misconduct or voluntarily resigned
from employment even though the employee was involuntarily terminated
through no fault of their own. In such circumstances, an individual has
a right to a hearing.
If you need to appeal an improper denial of unemployment compensation benefits,
you can benefit from the assistance of Attorney Shands M. Wulbern. If
you are seeking unemployment benefits and want advice about your legal
rights, he can help.
Contact the Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern, P.A. for professional legal
guidance in an
initial case evaluation.