About Appeals Hearings

What if I disagree with a notice, determination, or decision?

Employers and claimants have the right to appeal all notices, determinations, and decisions made by Job Service regarding Unemployment Insurance benefits and employer contributions, tax rate, etc.

How do I file an appeal?

Each notice, determination, or decision contains information regarding how and when the appeal must be filed. Requests for an appeal must be in writing and filed before the deadline stated on the notice, determination, or decision. Appeals may also be filed online, via UI EASY.

What happens after I file an appeal?

Upon receiving the appeal or request for hearing, the case is assigned to an appeals referee. If the request is filed timely a hearing is scheduled and you will receive a written notice of the date and time of the hearing. You will also receive a brochure, Guide to Unemployment Insurance Appeals, explaining the appeals process and how to prepare for the hearing.

Can I withdraw my appeal?

Yes, there are circumstances when the interested party may choose to withdraw his or her appeal. If you choose to withdraw your appeal, you must notify the appeals referee prior to the date of the hearing. You will also be asked to submit the request in writing.

What happens in an appeals hearing?

The hearing is typically conducted by telephone, although the referee may, upon request of one of the parties of interest, conduct the hearing in person. The hearing is conducted with all parties of interest. When necessary, witnesses may also participate in the hearing process. The employee, employer, and witnesses give testimony relevant to the case under oath. Each party has the opportunity to ask questions of the other party. Documents that are relevant to the case and support your testimony may be submitted into evidence for the referee to consider in making a decision. When all testimony is on the record, the hearing is closed and the referee will issue a decision.