Out of Work? Call Our Pittsburgh Employment Lawyer.
Unemployment compensation provides an employee with a financial cushion
after losing a job through no fault of his or her own. This is designed
to help reduce any financial strains, while individuals seek new employment
At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, we offer comprehensive legal services
to employees and employers. With our extensive experience representing
both employees and employers in pursuing and defending unemployment compensation
claims, we are in a unique position to evaluate claims and to provide
effective representation in unemployment compensation hearings.
Contact our employment law attorney
today for a
free initial consultation.
Helping Employees Obtain Unemployment Benefits
Since 1970, our firm's attorney has provided high-caliber legal services
to employees throughout the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and western Pennsylvania.
We have a clear understanding of unemployment benefits intended to protect
employees from any of the following:
- Plant closures
- Market changes
After an employment termination, you may find that your application for
benefits is denied, or that your former employer is challenging your right
to compensation. Generally, if you have resigned from employment, your
benefits will likely be denied. However, if your resignation was because
of a demotion, a significant change in your job, or serious medical problems,
you may still qualify for unemployment compensation.
Even if your employer fired you for performance reasons, you are still
entitled to benefits unless you engaged in "willful misconduct."
We analyze the facts in your case and present witnesses and evidence in
your hearing before an unemployment compensation referee to help you obtain
the benefits you may deserve.
Our employment law firm is committed to protecting employees' rights.
If you were wrongfully denied unemployment compensation, or your former
employer is challenging your right to benefits, allow us to determine
how we can help obtain or protect your unemployment compensation benefits.
Defending Unemployment Compensation Claims
Although unemployment compensation benefits are paid out of government
funds, a wrongfully granted claim will affect an employer's "experience"
rating. This could mean that the employer's unemployment compensation
premiums will increase, resulting in increased business costs.
We help employers defend unemployment compensation claims when an employee
has been terminated for willful misconduct, such as intentional violation
of company policies, or if they resigned employment without a legally
sufficient cause. We assist you in evaluating an employee's claim
and in presenting evidence to the referee at a hearing.
If you have concerns over unemployment compensation benefits, we can help
you. Call us today at (412) 453-3341.