Can I appeal erroneous unemployment charges to my account?

Absolutely!  Employers should audit each charge made against their account(s).  While most states will automatically send employers a periodic notice of the charges, a few states only send you charge information when you request it.  Be sure that you compare each charge with the earlier applicable claim determination.  Just because you won the case does not guarantee that your account will be protected.  If you find inappropriate charges, ask the state to remove them.  Employers are allowed to appeal charge discrepancies just as they would claimant eligibility issues.

Disclaimer:  The information contained in the examples given on this page is general in nature and is not intended as legal advice.  There are no guarantees that a particular state unemployment adjudicator will rule as others have in the cited examples.  Individuals seeking legal advice concerning the handling of similar matters should consult with their attorney, rather than relying upon the information given.

The purpose of this document is to educate clients and potential clients about unemployment compensation. While some effort has been made to address the many differences in laws and procedures in the 53 different jurisdictions (each of the fifty states plus Puerto Rico, Washington D.C. and the Virgin Islands), the primary purpose of this presentation is to review some basic principles shared by many jurisdictions.