Unemployment compensation claims are like automobile insurance claims in that the more claims you have, the higher your premiums. In addition, employees who receive unemployment are sometimes emboldened to believe that their terminations might have been unlawful. For these reasons, it is imperative that employers adopt appropriate policies and procedures to maximize their chances of demonstrating that a termination was based on “willful misconduct.” Our employment attorneys are experts at minimizing unemployment compensation claims, and have defended employers before every level of the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), and handled appeals of VEC determinations to Virginia state courts.
Our unemployment compensation practice includes:
- Providing counseling and training on best practices to limit unemployment compensation claims
- Preparing termination policies and procedures to minimize employers’ exposure for unemployment compensation
- Defending unemployment compensation claims through all stages of the Virginia Employment Commission and Virginia courts