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Employers to learn proactive steps regarding unemployment claims

Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:30 a.m. CDT

Green Valley Employers’ Council of Iowa will host Judge James Timberland to help employers learn proactive steps regarding unemployment insurance claims. The meeting will be 9 a.m. to noon July 15 at Southwestern Community College, 1501 W. Townline, Tech Center Room 103.

Timberland earned his bachelors, masters and law degrees at the University of Iowa. He became an administrative law judge in the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Bureau at Iowa Workforce Development in 2004 and has heard and decided 8,000 to 9,000 unemployment insurance appeals.

The session will cover the following topics:

• Steps to adjudicating an unemployment insurance claim

• Preparing for the appeal hearing

• Appeal letter

• Written statements

• Definition of misconduct

• Presenting evidence

• Online resources

Cost is $15 per company. Space is limited. Registration is requested by July 10. Call IowaWorks at 641-782-2119 ext. 41 or email

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