My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: Florida
I filed for unemployment here in Florida in early November 2009 and received a letter determining I was eligible in early December.
My employer waited almost the full 20 day window to file an appeal. I received a letter in mid-January advising a telephone hearing was scheduled for this past Wednesday.
Well, the hearing was scheduled at 8am and the unemployment ref called me but got no answer at the number the employer gave to be contacted. So he told me he will give them 10 minutes and try again. About 15 minutes later he calls me again and tells me he is still unable to reach anyone at the employer. He then advises me I'll receive a determination in the mail.
No questions were asked of me at all in this hearing. However when I got a letter in the mail 4 today, instead of a determination, it says that it will be rescheduled for a later date and I'll be contacted to advise of when.
It's been over 3 months since I filed, was found to be eligible, have not received a single cent and my employer doesn't attend the appeal hearing THEY filed. Is this legal? I can't believe this! And no one at the unemployment office cares! What can I do?