DEED’s Appeal Envelopes Are Yellow: Unemployment Tip #016

Appeal envelopes from the unemployment office are white with red letters. But, their yellow envelopes are even more significant. 

Applicants are encouraged to watch their mailbox for yellow envelopes.  Currently,Minnesota’s unemployment office (DEED) uses yellow envelopes to distribute evidence received or added to the ‘record’.   

Appeal Envelopes
Appeal Envelopes

A lot of people contact this law office for the purpose of inquiring about when or how to receive documents from their employer. Parties (including the unemployment office) are required to follow strict rules about distributing exhibits.    Exhibit is a fancy word for “evidence“. Basically, the process of submitting evidence needs to be fair.

Parties and applicants need to watch their mailbox for yellow envelopes..  To date, Minnesota’s unemployment office (DEED) uses yellow envelopes to distribute evidence received or added to the ‘record’.   

When the unemployment office submits yellow envelopes, they generally contain exhibits. The process for exhibits and evidence is a constitutional issue. Thus, this is a big deal.

Lots of things are found within these described envelopes, including:

  • Notices
  • Application submissions,
  • Subpoena requests (when done right), and
  • Other pieces of evidence submitted for consideration.

Finding a post on-line that discusses appeal envelopes is strange. But, the key here is knowing that it is coming and what it contains. From here, an Applicant can make decisions on their legal strategies and whether or not they should raise other issues.