Do I qualify for partial unemployment because I only have a part-time job?

I have been working for my job for over a year now. I was a full-time employee but was presented with a better opportunity for another job. However, it is a part-time job. I gave my first job a 2 week notice that I was going to drop to part-time and was told that there was no problem. Now, after a month, they completely removed me from the schedule. What should I do?

Asked on July 26, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not you qualify for some semblance of unemployment benefit since you lost one of your two jobs is best assessed by a representative at your local unemployment office.

Such a determination is based upon the total hours you currently work per week with respect to the the hourly rate you receive compared to the minimum allowed wage set forth by guidelines for unemployment benefits.


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