Unemployment Tip # 008: Before The Phone Appeal, Obtain Your Employment File

Phone Appeal
Phone Appeal

Having a successful game plan for an unemployment appeal hearing is really important.  Unfortunately, a lot of people who call me are surprised when I share the following.

Thus, I hope you find value with my next unemployment tip.

Unemployment Tip # 008 –  Before walking into an unemployment appeal hearing ice cold, acquire copies of performance reviews, handbooks and anything else (like one’s entire personnel file) using Minnesota statute 181.961.”  

In other words, applicants seeking benefits in Minnesota can obtain an utilize documents from their employment file using the above-referenced law.  Usually, folks are worried about combating a lie.

Other times, employees might consider using certain pieces of evidence to prove their eligibility for benefits.

Please contact me directly if you need help or advisement with an appeal.