Hearings are usually by phone and recorded.
The judge must explain your rights at the hearing. Your rights at the hearing include:
(1) The right to speak for yourself.
(2) The right to have witnesses with important information speak.
(3) The right to bring any papers or other evidence to show the judge.
(4) The right to question any witness your employer brings.
(5) The right to object to improper testimony.
The judge may let a witness speak by telephone if needed. You can object to that if you feel like the witness can or should be there in person.