Michigan Unemployment Hearings-Why Use Legal Counsel?
Why should you seek legal counsel at a Michigan Unemployment administrative hearing? Many times decisions made by the Michigan unemployment agency at the early stages of the claim process (e.g. determination/redetermination) are made incorrectly. Claimant’s wrongfully believe because they are denied unemployment benefits at the claim process stage their chances of winning on appeal are limited so they give up. In addition, the state of Michigan is issuing erroneous decisions in far greater numbers than ever before indicating that employees have committed fraud or misrepresentation. Fraud and misrepresentation cases can carry serious consequences if it is found that fraud or misrepresentation exists, including large penalties, interest, and possibly even leading to becoming a criminal matter.
Lawyer for Unemployment Hearing
The Seidell Law firm has a proven history of successfully representing employers and employees at Michigan unemployment hearings since 1998, including hearings involving misrepresentation and fraud, with over 500 hearings conducted.* (*Success of any case is directly related to all the facts and circumstances). Reasons why employees (claimants) should seek legal counsel for Michigan unemployment hearings, especially those involving fraud or misrepresentation, include:
- Employees don’t understand the law or burden of proof requirements
- Employees can’t anticipate issues that will come up
- Employees aren’t well versed in the process, such as the presentation of relevant evidence, offering of testimony, and cross examining of witnesses