Do I have to pay for the transcript? July 22, 2021 19:29 Updated Employees in both unemployment and workers′ compensation cases receive the transcript free. Employers are charged a fee set by the agency. Related articles How can I obtain a transcript of the hearing in an unemployment case? How long does it take to review an unemployment benefits case? Must I have an attorney to file an appeal to the Commission in unemployment? What can I expect after I file my appeal? How do I claim benefits from the Second Injury Fund?