Unemployment Compensation

Unemployment Compensation Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

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 4% 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 compensation benefits.

If you need help obtaining unemployment compensation in Jacksonville, FL, The Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern, P.A. is here to help. Attorney Wulbern has more than 20 years of experience in employment law and was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2015-2022 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 unemployment 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 eligibility requirements.

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. 

Florida Unemployment 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. in Jacksonville for professional legal guidance in an initial case evaluation.