Can I still collect benefits if i didn’t call the payroll company within 24hrs of separation?

I was working for a company that closed down on Jan. 7th 2011, but 4 months before closing they switched payroll companies. I filled for unemployment and now the payroll company is trying to appeal my case because i did not call them within 24hrs of separation, but i never left my job, the job just switched to a different payroll company.

2 answers  |  asked Jun 27, 2011 9:09 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

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Arthur Schofield
You should have no problem collecting, especially if you were not made aware that you became an employee of the payroll company before your separation. Be careful as the notices from unemployment have quick deadlines for appeal. I'd recommend you contact counsel in your area as soon as possible. Of course, you are free to contact my office.

posted by Arthur Schofield  |  Jun 28, 2011 10:29 AM [EST]
Alfred Roush
You may still be able to collect benefits if you qualify under Florida's Unemployment Compensation rules. I strongly urge you to consult with an attorney regarding your claims for unemployment and your rights to appeal any adverse determination from the Unemployment Commission. An attorney can represent you at your hearing and your appeal regarding an adverse determination.
A few questions for you; Which payroll company is contesting your claim? What does the Employer think of the status of your separation? Fired, let go, or resigned?

It is important to have a Florida employment Lawyer review your case to determine your rights for unemployment. For more information and to claim weeks go to

Employment Attorney Alfred Roush
Alfred M. Roush P.A.
607 Bay St.
Tampa, FL 33606
Tel 813-251-0107

posted by Alfred Roush  |  Jun 28, 2011 07:00 AM [EST]

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