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Legal Services Program for Employers

The Legal Service Program (LSP) provides free legal services to small employers regarding an Appeal hearing, a Board of Review matter or a tax-related matter that can go on appeal to the Director.

Typically, the decisions and orders that are appealed relate to a claimant's eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits as well as unemployment insurance tax matters. 

If you are interested in this legal service, call (866) 641-4288 or (312) 641-6403 TTY (not toll-free)​ right away after receiving a ruling against you or notice of an appeal. Any delay in calling could result in your not being able to obtain this service. 

Normal working hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Program Services Include:

  • Up to one hour of free consultation with a LSP attorney​ regarding your case, and 
  • If the attorney determines that the you have a valid claim or defense, the LSP attorney will also represent you in an appeal hearing and at the Board of Review. 

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