Successfully Avoiding and Defending Unemployment Claims

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    Speaker: Melvin K. Patterson

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    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 50422
    Level: Beginner

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How to Avoid and/or Successfully Defend Against Unemployment Claims presents tactics and strategies to help avoid losses from unemployment insurance claims.  The attendee will learn how to plan for and respond to claims for unemployment insurance.  From the design and implementation of policies that will defend your termination decision, to attending and handling the hearing and beyond, this presentation will provide you the information you need to prepare for success.  Attendees will learn to design and implement strategic policies, proper staff training, handling claim notices, preparing the written brief or submission, attend hearings, whether to appeal decisions and how the unemployment appeal may affect subsequent or existing wrongful discharge claims.


Smaller employers which often do not have access to experienced legal counsel often forego challenging unemployment claims because they either cannot afford counsel or haven’t the technical training to effectively participate in the process.  This training is designed to provide the necessary tools and training for the employer which will handle their own unemployment insurance claim defence.  


  • Design and Implementation of Policies Supporting Termination
  • Analyzing and Handling the Notice of Claim
  • Preparing for the Hearing
  • Drafting the Brief or Written Submission
  • Attending the Hearing
  • Appealing the Decision
  • The Effect of an Unemployment Claim Decision on Claims of Wrongful Discharge.


  • Policy Considerations
  • Staff Training
  • Dealing with the Notice of Claim
  • Brief Writing
  • Attending Hearings
  • Appeals
  • Wrongful Discharge and Unemployment Claims.


  • HR Managers & Directors
  • EEO Managers and Directors
  • Department Managers

All companies and industries that employ people and wish to handle their own unemployment insurance claims will benefit from this training.


Years of Experience: 20+ years

Areas of Expertise: Inter-Corporate Relationships, Business Agreements and Management Structures

Melvin K. Patterson, an attorney licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in California, was General Counsel to the Cedrus Group, a family of international financial services firms with offices around the globe. He is a member of the Labor & Employment Section of the California State Bar and has been admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California as well as the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. Mr. Patterson is experienced in Labor and Employment litigation and transactional matters in the U.S., Asia and the U.K. He has designed internal business policies, procedures and management structures, as well as inter-corporate relationships and has been a business owner himself.

Mr. Patterson is an experienced trial litigator who has handled numerous business and commercial matters for over 20 years on behalf of an elite clientele around the world. He has defended clients in matters brought against companies by employees, relating to commercial business agreements and government regulatory matters.

Mr. Patterson holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the John F. Kennedy University School of Law, as well as a Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management from Cornell University. He has also earned the American Jurisprudence Award, completed specialized training in Assessing Economic Damages, Forensic Discovery and Preservation of Electronic Evidence and Data.

Mr. Patterson was nominated to the National Dean's List and has been a speaker before such groups as the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, is a past contributing editor to California Motions In Limine (The Rutter Group) and has been a columnist for the "The Docket", the news and information journal of the San Mateo County Bar Ass'n. He has knowledge of Korean, Japanese and Spanish languages.

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