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I have an appeal hearing tomorrow denied unemployment claim

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I have an appeal hearing tomorrow for a denied unemployment claim
JA: The Employment Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
Customer: no
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.
Customer: I have been unemployed since April of last year and my benefits ran out in January. During that time, I earned wages from Residual TV payments (which were reported) and those residuals should equal wages, but I was denied a new claim based on section 1277 because I didn't meet the work requirement
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: CA
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Employment Lawyer should know?
Customer: They told me that if I worked even one day, I would qualify for the claim, but that's not that way my business operates. You can't be a TV writer for one day. I also received a summary of benefits which said I qualified AFTER I was told my claim was invalid so very confused.
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  hrpro37 replied 4 months ago.

Good Evening,

Thanks for using JustAnswer. I would be happy to help.

Quick question, were your wages that were earned over the past year (Residual TV Payments) paid to you as a 1099 Contractor or W-2 Employee?

Thank you,


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
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