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My employer has made me sign a new contract stating this,
Asked on January 25, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, California
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 3 years ago | Contributor
No, they cannot stop you from collecting unemployment benefits, assuming, that is, that you would otherwise be eligible for them. No contract made in violation of the law is enforceable--contracts cannot override the law. Employees' right to unemployment is set by law; the company cannot change that.
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