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New California unemployment insurance deadlines coming July 1

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Effective July 1, 2015, deadlines for reconsideration or appeal of unemployment insurance benefit rulings, determinations, computation or administrative law judge decisions will be extended from 20 days to 30 days.

SB 1314, which passed last year, mandates the extension.

Note: This amendment adds 10 days to the deadline to request a hearing, as well as an additional 10 days to file an appeal following the administrative law judge’s ruling. The 20-day deadline for filing unemployment benefits appeals has always been tight for busy HR departments.

This law provides some relief, allowing companies time to investigate facts supporting possible disqualification, seek legal advice and evaluate the pros and cons of filing an appeal.

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