New Jersey employees trying to collect unemployment are facing serious challenges. Employees pay insurance premiums from every pay check to secure unemployment benefits, yet both employers and the State are increasingly seeking to prevent employees from collecting those benefits. Part of the reason is because unemployment claims are now more valuable than ever; benefits now reach a maximum of over $640.00 per week and can last for 26 weeks or more. These benefits are charged against the employer, whose rates can be raised if the claims exceed the amount paid in by the employer.
We handle NJ unemployment compensation and claims on an affordable flat fee basis. The flat fee includes an initial interview, contact with the Department of Labor, review of transcripts and documents, legal brief (when permitted) and personal representation at your hearing. We strongly recommend that anyone applying for unemployment compensation in New Jersey be represented by an experienced unemployment lawyer. There are many potential pitfalls for the unwary. As a top unemployment lawyer in NJ, our advice and representation will greatly increase your chances of successfully collecting benefits without disqualification.
Schorr & Associates has had many successful outcomes and victories in unemployment claims, including Appellate Division victories. You can see the full stats for the past years here. Alan H. Schorr, a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, also frequently lectures on unemployment matters and has written published articles on the subject. Please call or e-mail now for a free initial telephone consultation.
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