Do I qualify for one week of unemployment per month at my current job?

The Dr. I have worked for for 10 yrs. has cut our hours from 40 per week to 30 since Jan. & now, since May, we are down to 20 hrs. per week. Can we collect partial compensation from unemployment?

Asked on June 29, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

GW, Member, Michigan and Hawaii Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Probably not. One of the key requirements for claiming benefits is that you must be unemployed. If you get terminated and file a claim and then get a part-time job, some jurisdictions will reduce your benefits, and others may terminate your benefits entirely. I suggest you call 1-800-638-3995. You can ask the agency how they would handle the situation.

 

 


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