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Iowa Unemployment Compensation Attorney Represents Workers

Capable lawyer helps people who’ve lost jobs in the Des Moines area get the benefits they need

When you lose your job, unemployment insurance benefits can provide an essential financial cushion while you actively seek new employment. If you were terminated from your job as a result of job elimination or a layoff, you may be eligible for unemployment compensation. At Philip Colt Moss, I help terminated employees in the Des Moines area and throughout Iowa obtain the financial compensation owed to them. I will work to secure the benefits you need when your application is denied or your former employer challenges your rights to compensation.

Knowledgeable counselor explains eligibility requirements for collecting unemployment

If you’ve lost your job in Iowa, there are certain conditions you must meet to be eligible for unemployment compensation:

  • You must have lost the job through no fault of your own or for “good cause” such as gender, age or ethnic harassment or unsafe working conditions.
  • You must have worked long enough and earned enough to qualify in Iowa.
  • You must be physically able to work.
  • You cannot be self-employed or a full-time student.
  • You must not be on strike.

My thorough knowledge of Iowa unemployment laws enables me to effectively analyze your claim and provide skillful representation in unemployment hearings.

Proven advocate helps clients to file for unemployment compensation

In most cases, people are not denied unemployment insurance benefits in Iowa unless a claim is contested by an employer. If your claim has been contested, it is within your right to obtain a hearing. I provide clients with experienced and knowledgeable representation at these hearings to make the case for why they deserve benefits.

My firm can help you collect and present evidence such as:

  • Federal and state laws about workplace safety and health standards that may apply to your case
  • Employee testimony about work demands or workplace conditions
  • Witness testimonies from employees, friends and family members with whom you have discussed your work situation
  • Written records such as company handbooks, manuals, employment contracts and your personnel file

If your case is appealed because you or your employer disagrees with the decision resulting from the hearing, I am ready and able to represent you vigorously. My firm is committed to helping you obtain the legally available financial benefits you deserve.

Contact a reliable Iowa unemployment compensation lawyer

Whether you need help filing for unemployment benefits or representation at a hearing when benefits are denied, Philip Colt Moss can provide the skilled assistance you deserve. Call me at 515-770-6082 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation at my Iowa office.

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  • Des Moines Office
    2501 Grand Ave.
    Des Moines, Iowa 50312
    Phone: 515-770-6082
    Fax: 515-281-1474