Law Offices of Brian E. Hawes

If you believe you have been improperly denied unemployment insurance benefits or have been told to repay benefits received, we may be able to help. Call us at (650) 320-1616.

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Unemployment benefits are a basic right for employees who have been terminated in the State of California. Sometimes an unemployment check can be the difference between being able to pay the rent or being put out on the street.

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) is responsible for administering the program that pays unemployed workers their unemployment insurance benefits. If you have been denied your unemployment benefits, contact our office today. We have experience in fighting for the rights of employees who have been denied their benefits.

Were you fired for misconduct? Our office has helped numerous clients win their case even though they were fired for "misconduct."

Did you leave your job voluntarily? Just because you quit, it does not automatically mean that you lose your unemployment benefits. We have experience in helping clients in cases of constructive dismissal when their boss' behavior became so intolerable that they had to resign.

Unemployment insurance cases raise many complex issues. In dealing with the EDD you need to know how to present your case. This includes winning strategies, as well as how to defend yourself against the attacks of your employer and his attorney.

The Law Offices of Brian E. Hawes has successfully represented numerous clients in their appeals to the EDD. We have routinely succeeded in convincing judges to reverse the decisions of the EDD and restore rightful benefits to our clients.

Call today and find out if we can help you get your benefits back.

Sometimes the EDD demands that unemployed workers pay back some or all of their unemployment insurance benefits. This can amount to several thousand dollars. If this is your case, we represent clients on overpayment issues, where we have been able to reduce the amount owed, or even eliminate the obligation to repay the EDD altogether.

Contact our office now to set up an appointment to discuss your unemployment insurance case.
Main Office

Law Offices of Brian E. Hawes
1900 S Norfolk St Ste 350
San Mateo   CA  94403

Phone
  • (650) 320-1616
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Unemployment
If you believe you have been improperly denied unemployment insurance benefits or have been told to repay benefits received, we may be able to help. Call us at (650) 320-1616.
Unemployment benefits are a basic right for employees who have been terminated in the State of California. Sometimes an unemployment check can be the difference between being able to pay the rent or being put out on the street.

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) is responsible for administering the program that pays unemployed workers their unemployment insurance benefits. If you have been denied your unemployment benefits, contact our office today. We have experience in fighting for the rights of employees who have been denied their benefits.

Were you fired for misconduct? Our office has helped numerous clients win their case even though they were fired for "misconduct."

Did you leave your job voluntarily? Just because you quit, it does not automatically mean that you lose your unemployment benefits. We have experience in helping clients in cases of constructive dismissal when their boss' behavior became so intolerable that they had to resign.

Unemployment insurance cases raise many complex issues. In dealing with the EDD you need to know how to present your case. This includes winning strategies, as well as how to defend yourself against the attacks of your employer and his attorney.

The Law Offices of Brian E. Hawes has successfully represented numerous clients in their appeals to the EDD. We have routinely succeeded in convincing judges to reverse the decisions of the EDD and restore rightful benefits to our clients.

Call today and find out if we can help you get your benefits back.

Sometimes the EDD demands that unemployed workers pay back some or all of their unemployment insurance benefits. This can amount to several thousand dollars. If this is your case, we represent clients on overpayment issues, where we have been able to reduce the amount owed, or even eliminate the obligation to repay the EDD altogether.

Contact our office now to set up an appointment to discuss your unemployment insurance case.

Brian E. Hawes

Brian E. Hawes

With over 27 years of experience, Brian E. Hawes has been helping clients through their toughest legal problems. He knows how difficult it is to endure legal injustice in employment, and he works hard to bring about a fair and honest result for his clients.

Most of his career has been spent in private practice, litigating a broad range of cases, including insurance contract disputes, product liability claims, personal injury actions, and real estate complaints.

However, in the public sector, Mr. Hawes served as a Deputy District Attorney for the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. In one notable case, Mr. Hawes obtained guilty verdicts at trial against two defendants on 20 out of 20 counts.

Now with his broad legal background and array of life experiences, Mr. Hawes has dedicated his legal talents to representing employees in their tough legal problems at work.

Mr. Hawes brings a combination of understanding and insight to bear on the legal issues his clients face. He strives to help his clients successfully negotiate their way through difficult employment situations.

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