Unemployment Compensation Laws in Massachusetts & NH
The Law Offices of Todd D. Beauregard, P.C. is an experienced employment lawyer licensed in Massachusetts and NH. Attorney Beauregard can help you understand the issues related to unemployment compensation eligibility in Massachusetts and NH. By applying your unique facts to the law, we help our clients evaluate their options and help them make decisions. This process requires trained professionals, skilled to work within the framework of the law so the client can decide how their desired result can best be achieved.
What is unemployment insurance?
A government program to help workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own enjoy temporary income until new employment can be found. Unemployed workers who voluntarily quit their jobs or who were fired for cause are generally ineligible for benefits.
What may be the benefit to me?
50% of the average weekly income, for a fixed duration set by the state.
Which government agency manages the unemployment insurance program?
The Division of Unemployment Assistance (DUA), who make the final decisions (subject to appeals) about whether an unemployed worker is eligible. One must make initial and periodic application to remain eligible.
State or Federal law?
The state government makes the law regarding Massachusetts unemployment insurance programs, but this state made law must follow federal government guidelines.
How is the program funded?
Employers in Massachusetts make quarterly payments to the DUA. The amount each employer must pay into the fund depends on individual circumstances. Since the employers fund the program, it is the employers who will contest claims.
I have been denied benefits, what are my options?
Request a review hearing, or appeal, with legal representation at your side. Asking the right questions in front of a hearing master allows the agency to know more about your particular circumstances of eligibility.
How do I get started?
At the Law Offices of Todd D. Beauregard, we provide our clients with the information you need to help you make informed decisions.
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