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Exposing Employer Abuses

Two of Attorney Murphy’s clients recently won at their unemployment hearings after being initially denied benefits.  The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) denied benefits to these clients because the employers lied about the circumstances that lead to the separation from … Continue reading

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Seek Counsel Prior to Expiration of Medical Leave

Recently, Attorney Murphy’s client received a favorable unemployment benefits decision after a Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) administrative hearing on the merits of the client’s claim.  The employer terminated the client soon after his Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Matters

This week, Attorney Murphy is very pleased to have received a favorable unemployment benefits decision for his client, which could not come at a better time of the year.  The Division of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) originally denied the client’s unemployment … Continue reading

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Good Cause to Quit

Recently, Attorney Murphy received an unemployment benefits decision in favor of his client, a former assistant retail store manager.  This case presented significant legal hurdles because the client quit her job.  Indeed, the Division of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) determined the … Continue reading

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Excessive Tardiness, Absenteeism Insufficient to Deny Unemployment Benefits

Attorney Murphy is particularly pleased at a recent unemployment benefits decision in favor of his client, a former Probation Department employee of the Trial Court.  Indeed, this case is one of Attorney Murphy’s most impressive unemployment wins given the serious … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Matters

Today, Attorney Murphy is pleased to receive an unemployment benefit hearing decision in favor of his pro bono client.  The employer terminated Attorney Murphy’s client for alleged insubordination, but Attorney Murphy argued that the termination was unjust.  Attorney Murphy successfully … Continue reading

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Employer’s Ineffective Workplace Rules Translate to Unemployment Benefits For Employees

This week the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (“DUA”) issued its much anticipated decision of Hall v. Commonwealth Building Services, Docket No. 600073, in favor of Attorney Murphy’s client, Mr. Hall, who was fired despite having an excellent work record and highest level … Continue reading

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