What happens if the employer doesn’t answer the phone for an appeal hearing?

Employer filed an appeal for unemployment benefits and was a no show for the conference call.

Asked on November 14, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, West Virginia

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The administrative law judge will probably rule in your favor and against the employer since the employer did not appear for the hearing.
A judge usually takes a negative view of anyone who does not appear for a hearing and often rules in favor of the party who appeared. 


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