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Unemployment benefits are based on combinations of federal and state statutes. Unemployment compensation programs are administered by the state and normally provide monetary compensation to workers who have been terminated without cause, through no fault of their own. Employees who voluntarily terminate their employment for "good cause" may also be entitled to benefits.

If someone remains totally unemployed and otherwise remain eligible, that person may receive 26 times his or her weekly benefit amount. The weekly benefit amount (WBA) is based on the amount that the employee was paid by all employers for whom the employee worked during the base period. The base period is the first four of the last five calendar quarters completed before a new claim was filed for benefits. An employee must have earnings in at least two of the four quarters of the base period.

Once a worker qualifies for benefits, a "benefit year" is established. The benefit year is the one year (52 weeks) period beginning with the Sunday of the first week in which a new claim was filed. During a benefit year, a worker may receive up to 26 times your weekly benefit amount.

A Claimant may be denied unemployment benefits if his or her employment was terminated due to “misconduct”, “serious misconduct” or “gross misconduct.”  If so, the Claimant may appeal the decision and request a hearing before an examiner. The Nathaniel David Johnson has extensive experience in appeals’ hearing representations and charges a nominal fee.

Nathaniel David Johnson handles employment law matters for clients located across Washington, D.C. and southern Maryland, including the communities of Waldorf, La Plata, Prince Georges County, Charles County, St. Mary's County, Calvert County, Fort Washington, Upper Marlboro, Laurel, Bowie, Hyattsville, Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, and Baltimore.

Practice areas include employment discrimination, wage and hour law, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, unemployment appeals, MSPB and EEOC.