My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: California
In December of 08 I was terminated from my job for misconduct. I was given a severance package and never signed anything about said misconduct. I signed up for unemployment and received it with no problem. I collected for a few months until I was employed again. Unfortunately, after 9 months I was laid off for lack of work at my new company in another state. I was told I had to exhaust my California unemployment benefits before I could collect from the state my last employer was in. I exhausted the California account, and started on with my new state.
Everything was fine and well, until I just received a letter from California EDD requesting separation information. The company is now stating the misconduct. The letter says that by law they need to determine whether or not to charge this company's insurance account for my unemployment benefits. It has been over 6 months since I have collected from them and 1.5 years since the initial claim was filed. If they had a problem with my unemployment in the first place, why did they let me collect and let it go on so long?
I'm feeling that the appeal is on it's way, and this is why I'm worried. I don't know how to fill out the paperwork, or if I have any rights at all. I'm assuming there is no statue of limitations on how long this company has to contest my benefits? I realize I probably shouldn't have gotten the benefits in the first place, it's not something I'm proud of.
Any help is greatly appreciated.