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Iowa Unemployment Benefits Lawyer Practicing Statewide
If you’re unemployed or partially unemployed and are looking for an attorney to help you get the unemployment compensation you need, the Lombardi Law Firm is here to help. Based in Polk County, Iowa, lawyers Stephen Lombardi and Katrina Schaefer practice statewide and are prepared to guide you through the difficult process of getting unemployment insurance benefits.
Here are some of the services we can provide:
- We can help you apply for unemployment benefits. Were you fired or were you laid off? Maybe you quit or your hours were reduced. Maybe you’re a student, or maybe you’re self-employed. Whatever your situation, we can help you figure out whether you are eligible for unemployment compensation, and we can guide you through the process of applying.
- We can help you stay eligible. Are you in danger of losing your unemployment benefits? Unsure of how often you need to apply for jobs, or what kind of work you’re obligated to accept? We can figure out what you have to do to stay eligible, and guide you in that process.
- We can help you obtain unemployment benefits even if your ex-employer doesn’t think you should get them. It can be intimidating to have to apply for unemployment benefits, and it’s even more intimidating if your former employer argues that you shouldn’t get them. Your former boss might have a team of lawyers who know how to manipulate the legal system to get him what he wants, but you could have the law on your side and not even know it. Lombardi Law Firm can help you in ways that you can’t help yourself.
- We can help you appeal if you have been denied unemployment benefits. Unemployment benefits aren’t a luxury, they are a necessity. And when your claim for unemployment compensation is denied, you need someone on your side to navigate you through the complex processes of the legal system. When you need this kind of help, you can rely on the Lombardi Law Firm.
Here are some resources to help you familiarize yourself with Iowa unemployment benefits law:
- Iowa Workforce Development: Learn about unemployment insurance benefits register for work, and file your claim here.
- Facts About Unemployment Insurance Handbook: Iowa Workforce Development’s handbook meant to help you understand how to apply for benefits and how to navigate the appeals process. Also available in PDF form, in English and Spanish.
What can Lombardi Law Firm do for you? The answer to this question depends on the kind of case you have. We are involved with all sorts of people and problems including problems with professional licenses and some criminal matters. We have an eclectic practice, and chances are, we can figure out how to help you too. We’ve been helping working people with car accidents, work comp claims, property claims, burns, electrocutions, loss of limbs, death related claims, widows & orphans, children’s personal injury claims and personal injury claims of all types for over 30 years. We’ve literally recovered millions and helped people to get their lives back on track. Our clients come back to us over the years because they know we care about them as people. And that is what we do, we represent people. So ... help us to help you by calling Barbara and setting up a time to talk to us today!
If we can help you, call the Lombardi Law Firm to speak with attorneys Steve Lombardi and Katrina Schaefer. We can be reached at 515-222-1110 or by emailing us at [email protected] and [email protected] We look forward to your call.
Blog for Unemployment Benefits in Iowa
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Description: Iowa Unemployment law often holds that vulgar language will disqualify an employee for benefits
- How Iowa Employers Violate Drug Testing Laws, Part 2
Description: Iowa law requires employers to follow very strict rules in order to protect employee rights.
- How Iowa Employers Violate Drug Testing Laws, Part 1
Description: Iowa requires employers follow strict rules to subject employees to drug testing.
- The Confluence of Personal Injury and Unemployment Benefits
Description: If you have a personal injury, workers’ compensation, motorcycle accident, property injury accident, ATV, moped or other serious injury claim call the Lombardi Law Firm. Call today!
- Employee Misconduct Requires Intentional Action to Disqualify for Unemployment
Description: Employers must show that an employee intentionally engaged in wrongful conduct to find they are disqualified for benefits
- The Thought-Police Enter Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court
Description: I may not like what he writes, but these are his private thoughts and there is nothing connecting the dots between private thoughts and judicial temperament or his court opinions. Opinion link.
- Warning: Iowa Unemployment Benefits Scam
Description: Many Iowans seeking unemployment benefits were recently subject to an email scam
- Fact-Finding Interviews for Unemployment Benefits
Description: The initial stage for unemployment benefits can cause problems for claimants.
- Did Magic Mike’s Popularity vs Feminist Norms Expose a Double Standard?
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- Iowa Supreme Court Reviews Jailed Woman's Claim for Unemployment Benefits
Description: A woman lost her job due to incarceration and filed for unemployment benefits.
- Low Number of Judges at the Iowa Workforce Development Leave Employees Waiting for Decisions
Description: The Iowa Workforce Development has seen many judges leave within the last year.
- Why HIPAA Is Not as Strict as Many People Believe
Description: HIPAA laws do not reach as far as a majority of people believe.
- High Unemployment Expected in Iowa Industries Affected by Bird Flu
Description: The bird flu outbreak has severely affected Iowa poultry industries, leading to thousands of lost jobs.
- Unemployment Benefit Amounts to Increase Statewide in Iowa
Description: Iowa unemployment benefit maximums will increase soon.
- Are you on Facebook, YouTube or Twitter while at work?
Description: If there is a policy against using social media on company time and you’ve done it, then bingo they have at least a reason to argue you should not be eligible for unemployment benefits.
- How Employers Use Social Media as a Basis to Deny Unemployment Benefits
Description: Employers will use social media participation as much as possible to ensure an ex-employee does not receive unemployment benefits.
- Kinze Layoffs Affect Hundreds of Iowans
Description: Kinze Manufacturing terminated hundreds of Iowa employees due to an economic downturn.
- FMLA Revisited: The Eighth Circuit Rules in Favor of an Employee Fired for Leave of Absence
Description: The Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a ruling this week in favor of an employee and his rights under FMLA.
- Successfully Appealing to the Iowa Unemployment Appeal Board
Description: Even if you an administrative law judge denies your request for unemployment benefits, you may be successful on appeal.
- How Employees May Get in Trouble for Posting on Social Media
Description: Employers may legitimately terminate an employee for posting nasty comments on social media.
Frequent Questions for Unemployment Benefits in Iowa:
- By what method of payment will I receive my Iowa unemployment benefits? Can I arrange for direct deposit?
- Is the information I put in my claim for Iowa unemployment benefits confidential?
- Why might I be disqualified for Iowa unemployment benefits?
- How do I dress for an in-person appeal?
- I participated in an appeal, and the administrative law judge’s decision says that I’ve been denied Iowa unemployment benefits. Now what?
- What happens if Iowa Workforce Development agrees with my employer and denies me Iowa unemployment benefits in their decision?
- My employer is protesting or resisting my claim for Iowa unemployment benefits. What happens now?
- How long after applying does it take to receive Iowa unemployment benefits?
- I’m self-employed. Can I get Iowa unemployment benefits?
- I have a part-time job. How will this affect my eligibility for Iowa unemployment benefits?
- I filed a claim for Iowa unemployment benefits in the past, but I haven’t been making the continuing claims in a while. I want to receive benefits again. Should I file a new claim, or can I reactivate the old one?
- My local IowaWORKS Center has asked me to come in to review my work search for Iowa unemployment benefits eligibility. Do I have to do that?
- I receive Iowa unemployment benefits, and I have been asked to attend an interview with a Quality Control representative and verify my wages and work search contacts. Do I have to do that?
- I receive Iowa unemployment benefits, and I’ve been notified that I need to participate in a program called Reemployment Orientation Workshop, Reemployment Eligibility Assessment or Emergency Unemployment Compensation REA. What is this and do I have to do it?
- What amount of Iowa unemployment benefits am I eligible to receive?
- How do I determine how many dependents I have for the purposes of receiving Iowa unemployment benefits?
- I’ve accepted a job offer! What happens to my Iowa unemployment benefits claim?
- While I’m receiving Iowa unemployment benefits, do I have to accept any job that I’m offered?
- I want to receive Iowa unemployment benefits. How do I register for work?
- Can the work search requirements for Iowa unemployment benefits be waived?