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Old 02-24-2011, 03:31 PM
 
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Default Appeal Hearing was literally 5 minutes

Hello everyone. I had my unemployment appeal hearing today and it lasted no longer than 5 minutes. I guess I should give a quick background. I voluntarily quit my job in NorCal and relocated to SoCal because my hours were being cut at work. During the same time frame my rent doubled. I moved because I can live with family down here. My former employer was a complete no show (No call or letter from them). The judge wouldn't even look at the copies of my pay stubs that i brought to prove my point, but I was able to get in the fact that my pay over the winter would have been about 1/3 of what I was making in the summer due to the weather (I work outside and rain means no work). So the way I figure it, it either looks really really good or really really bad. The question is which one? Anybody have any ideas? Anybody ever heard of a 5 minute appeal hearing? I couldn't find any info on the net regarding the shortness of my hearing. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:35 PM
 
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Hello everyone. I had my unemployment appeal hearing today and it lasted no longer than 5 minutes. I guess I should give a quick background. I voluntarily quit my job in NorCal and relocated to SoCal because my hours were being cut at work. During the same time frame my rent doubled. I moved because I can live with family down here. My former employer was a complete no show (No call or letter from them). The judge wouldn't even look at the copies of my pay stubs that i brought to prove my point, but I was able to get in the fact that my pay over the winter would have been about 1/3 of what I was making in the summer due to the weather (I work outside and rain means no work). So the way I figure it, it either looks really really good or really really bad. The question is which one? Anybody have any ideas? Anybody ever heard of a 5 minute appeal hearing? I couldn't find any info on the net regarding the shortness of my hearing. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
My best guess : They never showed. Judge did not think it fair to view any paperwork/check stubs because the employer was saying this appeal was not important enough to attend.....

I don't know if it means you won or even if your employer can be a no show and later still fight it...
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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Every 5 minutes they are there, takes them away from the golf course
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I agree with WannaliveinGreenville, the employer's "no-show" made your whole case, moot. Generally, when one side doesn't show up for a court hearing, the other side wins. You'll find out soon.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:23 PM
 
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I agree with WannaliveinGreenville, the employer's "no-show" made your whole case, moot. Generally, when one side doesn't show up for a court hearing, the other side wins. You'll find out soon.
Thanks for the helpful responses. "Soon" doesn't even do it justice. I got my letter today, 2 days after the hearing. I won!!! This was huge considering how broke I am right now. And to top it all off an interview today went great and I'll hopefully be working by next week.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Wonderful! Glad it all worked in your favor!
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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Thanks for the helpful responses. "Soon" doesn't even do it justice. I got my letter today, 2 days after the hearing. I won!!! This was huge considering how broke I am right now. And to top it all off an interview today went great and I'll hopefully be working by next week.
woooohooooooooooo ! Glad you did Good luck on your interview too !
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:20 AM
 
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Thanks for the helpful responses. "Soon" doesn't even do it justice. I got my letter today, 2 days after the hearing. I won!!! This was huge considering how broke I am right now. And to top it all off an interview today went great and I'll hopefully be working by next week.
Excellent. The retroactive UI benefits will help to tide you over until you start your new job.

Congratulations!
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Congrats! And, hopefully, you got the job, too and won't have to worry about UI anymore.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:17 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for the good karma!! Just thought I should update in case someone like me wants to find info on it. I got my back checks yesterday. That is exactly 1 week after my hearing. Not my letter but the actual hearing. SO I know they probably run these on a case by case basis, but if you're appeal hearing goes real quick and you get the "you won" letter 2 days after that, I got my checks 7 days after the hearing date.

Oh and I started work today! Yay!!
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