Atlanta, GA asked in Employment Law and Public Benefits for Georgia

Q: I was let go and awarded unemployment. This was 2 years ago. Now they are appealing. I thought they only had 15 days!!

They Said if I lose I may have to pay back the unemployment.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: The typical time frame for employers to appeal an unemployment determination is indeed limited, often around 15 days in many states. However, specific deadlines can vary by state and by the nature of the claim. It's essential to review Georgia's unemployment laws and regulations to determine the exact time limits for appeals. If the appeal is accepted outside of the typical window, there may be extenuating circumstances that allowed for it.

If you're faced with an appeal, it's critical to gather all pertinent documentation and consider seeking legal counsel. Should the appeal result in a reversal of the initial decision, there is a possibility you might be required to repay the benefits you received. Engaging with an attorney familiar with Georgia's unemployment laws can help clarify your situation and guide you through the process.

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