Employer Appeals

If you are an employer who disagrees with a Notice of Determination (or Ruling) (DE 1080CT), or Notice of Modification (DE 1080M) you have the right to appeal the EDD’s decision within 30 days of the mailing date on the notice.

You can download the Appeal Form (DE 1000M) (PDF) or use the copy included with the Notice of Determination that you receive. Mail your appeal to the return address shown on the decision notice.

You can also write a letter to the EDD. The letter must contain all of the following information:

  • Full name of person submitting the appeal.
  • Business name.
  • Business address.
  • Business phone number.
  • Employer account number.
  • Claimant’s Social Security number.
  • Reason for the appeal.
  • Copy of the decision you are appealing, or the date of the decision.
  • Any request for language assistance or special accommodations.
  • Name and mailing address of any representative or agent, if applicable.

If your appeal is filed by your agent, it must contain all of this information, in addition to your agent’s name, address, and phone number.

Important: To protect your right to appeal, you must respond quickly to the EDD’s request for eligibility information. For more information on how to respond to these notices, visit Responding to UI Claim Notices.

After You File an Appeal

The Office of Appeals will notify you of the time and place of your hearing at least 10 days in advance. An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will conduct the hearing, and give employers and claimants a chance to present their evidence.

For more information on how to prepare for your appeals hearing, watch Information on Your Appeal Hearing from the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.

The ALJ will issue a written decision to the employer and employee. The decision will include information about filing a second level appeal to the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.