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Unemployment Benefits in Idaho

Unemployment benefits in Idaho are important to both employees and employers. From determining whether an employer must contribute to the Idaho Unemployment Fund to assisting with filing a claim or handling an appeal of a decision concerning unemployment benefits, our Employment Lawyers in Idaho have assisted both employees and employers in the proper handling of unemployment benefits claims. We are experienced in representing both employees and employers through the unemployment benefits process. We have also helped numerous clients resolve many of the issues and claims that arise concerning unemployment benefits.

Our Idaho Employment Attorneys understand and have experience with unemployment laws and the benefits that exist. Our clients are represented through the years of experience we have in handling unemployment benefits claims and issues. Our experienced and respected Employment Attorneys in Idaho include partner Lane Erickson and attorney Nolan Wittrock who have obtained the highest possible ratings from Martindale Hubbell, AVVO and JUSTIA for their experience, legal ability, and ethics.  

Who Is Eligible for Unemployment Benefits

Idaho’s unemployment benefits eligibility requirements are based on a number of important factors including the amount of earnings an employee was paid within the last year of employment which is known as “the base period”. The law in Idaho presumes that an employee is eligible for unemployment benefits if they were terminated from their job. However, an employee may not be eligible for unemployment benefits if they quit their job without a good reason. Normally an employee who voluntarily quits is not eligible for unemployment benefits unless they were forced to quit. More importantly, an employee who was terminated for misconduct or criminal activity is not eligible for unemployment benefits.

With decades of experience, our Idaho Employment Lawyers have represented and helped numerous employers and employees through the unemployment benefits process. This includes our assisting both employers and employees in filing and/or defending against unemployment benefit claims both initially and through the appeals process. Through our knowledge and experience we enjoy helping clients comply with and navigate through all the laws dealing with Idaho’s unemployment benefits. Our Idaho Employment Lawyers can help you with your unemployment benefits concerns and claims.

Why Is an Unemployment Claim Important

Many people wonder why an Idaho unemployment benefits claim may be important to either the employer or the employee. The obvious reason for the employee is that they will receive income during the term of their unemployment. This helps them pay their bills and other necessities and gives them the ability to continue to search for employment so that they can again become self-sufficient financially.

There are additional important reasons for having a qualified Idaho Employment Law Attorney assist you with your unemployment benefits claim. Oftentimes, the statements and/or testimony that is given through an unemployment benefits claims proceeding can and are used in other areas of employment law. It is possible that statements, exhibits, and testimony that are given in the unemployment benefits procedures could be used to either defend or to support a claim of discrimination or sexual harassment, or even a claim of wrongful termination.

Whether you are an employee or an employer, our we are ready to help you in every aspect of the unemployment benefits process. With our experience and knowledge, we are confident that any issues, claims or concerns that arise can be resolved.

Enlist an Idaho Employment Law Attorney to Help You

Idaho’s unemployment benefits laws and procedures can be complicated. We are confident we can assist you with your unemployment benefits concerns and issues. The experienced Idaho Employment and Labor Law attorney team at the Racine Law Office are here to help you when you need it most. Whether you are an employer or an employee with an employment law problem we are available to discuss your options and answer your questions. Call us toll free at 877-232-6101 or 208-232-6101 for a free consultation with the Racine Olson team of Idaho Employment and Labor Law attorneys in Idaho. You can also email us directly at racine@racinelaw.net. We will answer your questions and help you solve your Idaho Employment and Labor Law problems.

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