UNEMPLOYMENT

Compensation

Florida Unemployment Compensation Attorneys

Our Florida Lawyers Handle Unemployment Compensation Matters

In today’s economy, many employees are losing their jobs. Most of them have no alternative than to apply for unemployment compensation benefits with Florida’s Agency for Workforce Innovation. Unfortunately, many employers often deny these claims as a matter of course.

Our lawyers can appeal the denial of unemployment benefits, and win. Our track record is phenomenal, and our experience in handling these appeals is beyond measure.

Important Information regarding the Florida Unemployment Compensation Statutes

We begin our representation by acknowledging the simple fact, that “misconduct” as defined by the Florida Statutes is a very narrow definition. This includes the following two meanings:

  • Conduct demonstrating willful or wanton disregard of an employer’s interests and found to be a deliberate violation or disregard of the standards of behavior which the employer has a right to expect of his or her employee; or
  • Carelessness or negligence to a degree or recurrence that manifests culpability, wrongful intent, or evil design or shows an intentional and substantial disregard of the employer’s interests or of the employee’s duties and obligations to his or her employer.

 

From this simple definition, there is a host of case law we argue to buttress the proposition that almost anyone should receive unemployment benefits – even if the employee quits their job. Moreover, even the preamble to the unemployment compensation statute makes it clear that Chapter 443 (that governing Florida unemployment benefits) “shall be liberally construed in favor of a claimant of unemployment benefits who is unemployed through no fault of his or her own.”

Make an appointment now to see our lawyers before it is too late

As always, there are critical time limits involved in every unemployment case. Many people visit with us after it is too late for us to assist. Make your appointment now, and odds are that we can help you win your unemployment compensation appeal.