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


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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