Can I collect unemployment from my full time job in NJ if I am a member of an LLC in another state.

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Can I collect unemployment from my full time job in NJ if I am a member of an LLC in another state.

I am a union worker in NJ. It is typical after a project is complete that we get
laid off until the next job is available. Typically, I collect unemployment
during this period. My wife is starting a part-time LLC in PA and is asking if
she can add me as a member but I want to make sure that would not interfere with
my NJ unemployment eligibility as I am the primary provider for the family.

Asked on July 30, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Being a member of an LLC will not affect unemployment: being employed by the LLC or drawing pay/compensation/a salary/etc. from it would. So if she adds you to the LLC but you do not take any money or compensation from it, that will not matter for unemployment purposes. She needs to make sure you do not get and are not entitled to any money during the period you receive unemployment.


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