Q) Hello, I am signing up for unemployment benefits, and right now I am volunteering at our Town Hall. I know that generally when receiving unemployment benefits, one can still be volunteering. However in our town hall, when you’re volunteering 100hr or more anually, they reduce your property tax by 10%. Is such volunteering considered to be a paid job that prevents you from receiving unemployment benefits?
A) According to the Department Of Labor:
Volunteer activities are not only a way to serve your community, but can also be a successful strategy as part of your reemployment plan. Under Employment Security law, you must be able to work and available for full-time work. While volunteering you must continue to make an active and earnest search for work. You can be considered available for work while performing volunteer activities:
If you are willing to stop the volunteer activity upon an offer of suitable work; OR
Providing the volunteer activity does not occur during customary work hours for the type of work you are seeking.
Your unemployment benefits could be denied if you refuse an interview because it interferes with your volunteer activities.
Q) I am currently not working because of health issues.The was doing reQuired me to be on my feet but i have bad veins in my right leg and can not be on it long, and i was only work 25 to 30 hours a week….Would i be eligible to sign up for unemployment? A) One of… Continue Reading
Q) My husband was charged with a felony and lost his job. Can he qualify for unemployment benefits? A) Unfortunately in most states your husband would not qualify for unemployment benefits if he lost his job due to having being charged for a felony. However he can still apply and request hearing. Continue Reading
Q) If your company has a down week With a holiday in it. The following Week being Monday you go back to work they ask you to come in 2Hrs early. Their policy is That the hrs in b4 regular schedule shift on Monday is considered Week b4. But the employment office Work week ends sat… Continue Reading
Q) Can I file for unemployment after working ruffly 84 hours a week since Christmas with only 1 other employees help until I collapsed This Thursday, went to the doctors gave me 5 days off. my district manager has called me, has text me and other employees That I just hired last week quit because of… Continue Reading
Q) I have been employed with my company for 2 yrs and 5 mths. I am currently on restrictions from my doctor and am unable to do my job with the restrictions. I called my employer to see if they could get FMLA papers for me to fill out. My employer stated I was not eligible… Continue Reading
Q) I worked for an employer for 5 or 6 years and they sold out to someone who at first seemed like it was going to be fairly similar. But after three years, procedures were being changed almost on a weekly basis. This being on-going for a month or so, I started getting things confused and… Continue Reading
Q) So I was not fired by not fault of my own but I felt I had no choice but to quit my job of ten years. It was becoming a very unsafe environment both mentally and physically on my health. Is there anyway the state can help me? A) You can get unemployment benefits if you… Continue Reading
Q) My release date was Feb 16, 2018 for lack of work. I was given a severance package for 13 weeks. Must I file for benefits or do I wait the 13 weeks before contacting my local office? Please advise. A) Different states have different policies regarding severance, and whether your pay will affect unemployment benefits… Continue Reading
Q) Hi i worked at a hotel for 4 months on the Cape doing front desk plus security but i had to leave late december as i was working 11 to 7am shifts and i was by myself all night and was not safe i was verbally attacked by drug addicts on almost a nightly basis… Continue Reading
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