When an employee is fired, the employee is often entitled to unemployment benefits through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (“DEED”). In Minnesota, the unemployment benefits compensation process centers on Minn. Stat. § 268.095. This statute focuses on whether an employee should be denied employment benefits based on “employment misconduct” or “gross employment misconduct.”
The Unemployment Benefits Appeal
The unemployment benefits appeal in Minnesota usually consists of a one hour phone conference with an Unemployment law judge who is assigned to decide the case. During the phone conference, the employee is permitted to present evidence and argument regarding the merits of the appeal. Our Minnesota attorneys regularly assist clients in claims involving non-payment of wages or benefits under Minnesota law.