Billings, MT asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Montana

Q: Would you be able to help me prepare an appeal brief based on 2 hearings whereby Decision was based on false findings?

Department of Labor and & Industry UI Division made a decision an overpayment was due after I was forced to be 

laid off due to Governor Directive COVID-19 Applebee's Restaurant Closure. I contacted Applebee's seven times regarding my eagerness to return to work, and each time N.M., assistant manager, and other lead personnel stated Applebee's will only hire those employees with a minimum of one year of employment and had taken out insurance with Applebee's. I had six months of employment with Applebee's at the time Governor Bullock issued a Directive regarding restaurant closure due to COVID-19.  I have phone records to prove my contact, and Applebee's was not able to provide any documentation regarding via phone calls or texts to return to work as well as  provided false documentation that Dave Roller had contacted me on May 7, 2020, but my phone records do NOT show any contact by Applebee's via phone at any time. Hearing Officer on both occasions ruled overpayment is due,

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Montana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. From your question asking for assistance in preparing a brief, it looks like you might be under the impression this is a law firm or legal services provider. This is only a Q & A forum, dealing with quick and brief legal questions. If you need assistance in preparing a brief, you'll need to reach out to law firms or legal writing services companies. Good luck

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