Because of deadlines and distance, I was never paid after working my butt for a year with no pay when I lived in California. Even though the deputy handling my case said I could do hearing by phone, my case was still dismissed. So, I tried to file federally, time had run out. California DOV took longer than it should have. Their reason was too many cases... Not my fault, I am a matur to a desterved system. My employer got a free slave for a year... I can't even apply for unemployment benefits because time ran out. Now I am disabled with a new hip that I must get use to. Time is never on anyone's side. Somehow we need to fix that very real problem. Thanks for reading this. I hope it helps someone.