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    SPECIAL 2 HOUR SEMINAR - "Unemployment Claims and Appeals Procedures"

    Date: April 16, 2013, 11:30am – 2:00pm
    Rolling Hills Library - Annex Room
    1904 N Belt Hwy, St. Joseph MO 64506
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    (Registration closes at noon on Friday April 12. E-mail for possible late registration) 

    Program Description:

    The special 2-hour seminar will explain the Division of Employment Security, participation in the UI process, how to file an appeal, hearing procedures and discuss specific examples of UI cases with employers. We will also discuss recent decisions by the Court, work through appeals procedures and how to advance an appeal further to the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission and/or the Missouri Court of Appeals. HR professionals, small business owners, and anyone in an employer role responding to unemployment claims should attend this very informative session.

    Presenter Information:

    James R. Skain, Referee IV, Missouri Division of Employment Security Appeals Tribunal


    University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, J.D., May 1978

    Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas, B.A., History, May, 1975


    Referee with the Division of Employment Security Appeals Section in Jefferson City since 1978.

    Currently the supervisor of the Jefferson City, Saint Louis, Kansas City and Springfield Referee staff.

    Member: The Missouri Bar.

    Author: Chapter 4, Unemployment Compensation, Missouri Employer-Employee Law 3rd Edition (The Missouri Bar 2008).

    HRCI Recertification Information:

    This special 2-hour seminar has been approved for 2 General PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification credits through


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