An unemployment appeal can take a few different forms. Usually, unemployment appeal hearings occur either by phone or in the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
After the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has received the questionnaire from both the employer and applicant, they will determine if the applicant has a right to unemployment. After DEED has made its decision, the losing party can appeal decision. If the first appeal hearing is done by phone, then the losing party may appeal in the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
The unemployment appeal process may be difficult and time consuming. With a struggling economy, it is only more likely that employers will appeal more unemployment insurance applications. Calling an attorney and discussing your options may significantly increase your chances at receiving unemployment benefits.