Being Denied Unemployment Because of Attendance Issues at Work

One of the most important obligations which an employee owes an employer is to be at the place of work at the times scheduled by the employer. But should you automatically lose your unemployment insurance benefits just because you were absent or tardy? Not always! Even if you have had attendance issue at work, the EDD can only take your benefits away in certain circumstances. Clink on the link below to learn more.

Misconduct – Attendance

After reading this article, you may want to appeal the denial of your benefits. Give our office a call to discuss your situation.

How to Win at Your EDD Eligibility Telephone Interview

When you are scheduled for a telephone interview with the EDD, here are some tips to remember:


• Make some notes beforehand of what you want to say. Make a list of key words that help explain your case, and say them during the interview. Check them off your list as you use them.

• Stick to the point. Don’t ramble on. The interviewer is on a tight schedule.

• Be respectful. Don’t interrupt. Don’t talk down to the interviewer.

• Stay calm. Don’t ever get angry.

• If the interviewer asks if there is anything you would like to add, and there is something new to say because it wasn’t asked, then say it. Otherwise, don’t repeat what you have already said just for the sake of emphasis. The interviewer heard you the first time.

• Be polite. Tell the interviewer “thank you for calling me.”

• Read the back of the notice with the list of questions that might be asked during the interview. This is an excellent way to find out what the issues are in your case and be prepared to respond to them.

• Realize that the interviewer is just doing his or her job, and that it can be a stressful one at that. If there is any way you can make their job easier during the interview, they will look more favorably on you. Continue reading “How to Win at Your EDD Eligibility Telephone Interview”

Are You Self-Employed? Looking for Unemployment Insurance Benefits?

Are you self-employed? If so, you may be wondering if you qualify for unemployment benefits. Generally, unemployment benefits are available only for employees, not for the self-employed. However, if you want to buy into the California EDD’s unemployment insurance benefit program (it’s called elective coverage) go to this Information Sheet provided by the CA EDD at their website. It tells you what to do if you are in business for yourself and you want to obtain elective coverage for unemployment benefits. It also tells you how to obtain elective disability insurance in California.