Unemployment Insurance

Phone: (208) 332-3572

Toll-free: (800) 621-4938

Fax: (208) 334-6440


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The Appeals Decision

What happens after the hearing?

  • Following a hearing, a written decision will be mailed to all interested parties, typically within ten (10) business days of the hearing.
  • The Idaho Department of Labor Administrative Rules provide definitions which are used to decide the issues before the Judge.

Examples include:

  • IDAPA defines MISCONDUCT as a willful disregard of the employer’s interests; a deliberate violation of its rules; or a failure to meet its reasonable expectations. The employer is required to prove misconduct.
  • IDAPA defines GOOD CAUSE FOR QUITTING as being reasons which must arise out of or be connected with the work. The worker must show that he was forced to quit and all other reasonable methods of resolving the problem were tried before quitting. The claimant is required to prove good cause.
  • The Decision becomes final fourteen (14) days after the date of mailing.
  • To appeal a Decision, a written appeal must be filed with the Idaho Industrial Commission.

If the appeal is mailed, it must be sent to:

Idaho Industrial Commission Judicial Division, IDOL Appeals
P. O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0041

To deliver the appeal in person, hand deliver to:

Idaho Industrial Commission

700 S. Clearwater Lane

Boise, Idaho 83712

To fax appeal, fax to:

(208) 332-7588

  • Appeals to the Industrial Commission cannot be accepted by the Idaho Department of Labor OR the Appeals Bureau. Employers who are incorporated must include a corporate officer (or legal counsel licensed to practice in the State of Idaho) signature and title. The Idaho Industrial Commission will not consider appeals filed by employer representatives who are not attorneys. Questions should be directed to the Idaho Industrial Commission, Unemployment Appeals, (208) 334-6024.
  • If no appeal is filed, the Appeal Decision becomes final and cannot be changed.

What if my address has or will be changing?

  • You must call the Appeals Bureau at (208) 332-3572 as soon as possible if any information has changed. You should also update your contact information online through the claimant portal.

What if I didn’t receive the Notice of Telephone Hearing or Decision?

  • An interested party should contact the Appeals Bureau immediately upon discovery of not receiving the notice or a decision.
  • May I provide additional information after the hearing?

    • No, unless the judge gave specific instructions in the hearing and left the record open to allow for additional information to be submitted after the hearing has been concluded.
    • If you failed to appear at the hearing or if you have evidence you have ten (10) days after the date of mailing of the decision to file a written, signed request to reopen the hearing. Your request should be mailed to the Appeals Bureau, 317 West Main Street, Boise, Idaho 83735-0720.

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