The attorneys at Schaeffer Law are equipped to handle unemployment benefits hearings on behalf of former employees.  Since 2005, the general rule in Missouri is that former employees are entitled to receive unemployment benefits if the termination of their employment was not the result of misconduct.  We will determine whether your scenario should be considered misconduct under the present law.

It is standard for an employer to challenge almost every single claim filed by an ex-employee.  And, failing to follow through with good strategy will cost you money.  Unemployment benefits may last up to 20 weeks per employee at a rate of $320.00 per week.  In addition, there are certain deadlines and filing requirements to which employers must adhere in order to preserve their challenges.

If you have recently left your job, contact an outside general counsel attorney to discuss whether you need representation for your unemployment claim.