• How to Protect Your Company’s Interests in Virginia Unemployment Compensation Claims
  • October 16, 2018
  • Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who meet Virginia‚Äôs eligibility requirements. It is reasonable to want those who are unemployed through no fault of their own to receive financial assistance as the law allows, but prudent to not want to bear the cost of providing compensation to those who should not receive it. At each stage of an unemployment compensation claim, employers need to be aware of how the claim will be processed and what they must do at that point to protect the company or association. Because of the way the process is structured, great care needs to be taken both during the termination and at early stages of any unemployment compensation claim. Failure to understand the process could lead to an unwarranted finding of eligibility.