To hear and decide disputed claims the Department shall appoint 1 or more impartial appeal tribunals consisting in each case of either a salaried examiner, to be known as a referee, or a body consisting of 3 members, 1 of whom shall be a referee who shall serve as chairperson, 1 of whom shall be a representative of employers and the other of whom shall be a representative of employees. Each of the latter 2 members shall serve at the pleasure of the Department and be paid a fee of not more than $10 per day of active service on such tribunal plus necessary expenses. No person shall participate on behalf of the Department in any case in which that person is an interested party. The Department may designate alternates to serve in the absence or disqualification of any member of an appeal tribunal. The chairperson shall act alone in the absence or disqualification of any other member and that member’s alternates. In no case shall the hearing proceed unless the chairperson of the appeal tribunal is present.
Terms Used In Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3319
- Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Department: means the Department of Labor. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3302