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The Unemployment Law Project provides low-cost representation and free advice and counsel to people in Washington State who have been denied unemployment benefits or whose award of benefits is being challenged.
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Coming Together During Uncertain Times By Behnaz Mansouri, Senior Attorney, and Erin O’Brien, Legal Assistant Established in 1984, the Unemployment Law Project prides itself on being a fierce advocate for those struggling to secure unemployment benefits. 2020 has been a painful and trying time for all of us. Full of… Continue reading
A question in the applications process has created confusion and kept some people from receiving unemployment insurance (UI) or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits. It has to do with a basic requirement of PUA and UI in general: You must be available to work. This document is not intended to… Continue reading
Some questions in the application process have created confusion and kept some people from applying for (and receiving) Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits. Because of this issue, they are not being considered for benefits that they otherwise could be getting. So, we created this handy video and PDF guide to… Continue reading
Register here This webinar is for any Native American or Alaskan Native worker whose job has been impacted by COVID-19 and who seeks information about unemployment benefits. Join us if you work for tribal government, tribal enterprise, private business or you are an independent contractor and you have been laid… Continue reading
Buy tickets here! This year, we’re taking Brew Review, our annual beer tasting fundraiser, “onvine”! Save the date for Thursday, October 8, at 6PM for an event you won’t want to miss. This year’s Brew Review will feature beer and wine beverage delivery options and music by Tom and Jacob… Continue reading
Did you miss our June 17 webinar on citizens’ rights while protesting, featuring Nikkita Oliver and the National Lawyers Guild? No worries! We created an infographic with some of the most important information on it! Please note, this infographic is not intended to be legal advice. Continue reading
Join us June 25, 12 to 2:30, to train as a pro bono volunteer attorney for the Unemployment Law Project! Learn more below! Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Tk3JPnQeR8inPrphiUH4wQ To all Washington attorneys: Interested in a volunteer opportunity that provides litigation experience and lets you use your skills to help jobless workers? If… Continue reading
View recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69M28vEAcVw Join the Unemployment Law Project, Nikkita Oliver, the National Lawyers Guild, and more for this educational webinar. We will provide an overview of protestor’s rights for folks in Washington State and have a brief Q&A. This webinar is free to attend and will be recorded for… Continue reading
On June 5, 2020, the Sheridan Law Firm in Seattle, WA filed a petition for a writ of mandamus with the Supreme Court of the State of Washington. The writ asks the Court to compel the Employment Security Department (ESD) to process unemployment benefit claims and make claim payments to… Continue reading
The Unemployment Law Project unequivocally supports the Black community and the Black Lives Matter movement. The senseless murders and brutalization of the Black community through police violence is a direct consequence of systemic racism and white supremacy that cannot continue. We mourn the loss of George Floyd, Charleena Lyles, Breonna… Continue reading