California Unemployment Questions Answered

This page is exclusive to California unemployment questions and answers, but it is by no means an exhaustive list of questions I have answered about CA unemployment benefits both here on the website and during coaching sessions with people who are thinking of appealing.



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There are currently, close to 200 Q&A's about CA Unemployment and lots of links to info at the EDD website. Getting CA unemployment benefits, is about focusing on understanding the legal issues in the statutes.

If I go out of town and can't sign my unemployment insurance paperwork in the state of CA, what will happen? 
If I go out of town and can't sign my unemployment insurance paperwork in the state of CA, what will happen? Hi, I really hate questions …

I'm being caused emotional distress at work by a co-worker. If I'm fired will I be able to collect unemployment? 
I'm being caused emotional distress at work by a co-worker. If I'm fired will I be able to collect unemployment? i've been working at my current …

quit because i can't afford the 140 mile drive to work 
quit because i can't afford the 140 mile drive to work hello, i am currently employed at a job that is 70 miles each way and the price of gas …

Able and Available 
I'm a Loan Officer and Unemployment denied me benefits, because I was only willing to work on a part time basis, which is not true. The interviewer cut …

I filed an appeal with the California Unemployment Appeal Board, can give me any tips if my appeal is valid? 
During my interview with my former employer it was agreed upon that if I accepted employment I would be allowed to attend castings during the work week. …

Can I reopen my UI claim after claiming disability for the last 9 months? 
I opened a UI claim back in June of 2008 and was on extensions until March of 2010. I then went on disability from March 2010 until December 2010, and …

My job is relocating 
My job is relocating 31 miles away from its current location. I have been working here for 3years and don't want to have the commute. Would I qualify for …

I have been out on State disibility in California and am ready to go back to work and my employer doesnt have any work for me can I collect unemployment benifits? 
I AM JUST GETTING OFF STATE DISABILITY AND MY EMPLOYER HAD TO HIRE SOMEONE ELSE FOR MY POSITION. MY EMPLOYER STATED TO ME THAT SHE WOULD TRY AND FIND SOMETHING …

UNEMPLOYMENT APPEAL HEARING STATE CA 
Hi I was recently terminated for "dishonesty and insubordination" on 24 Nov10. When I asked the HR- Director in what way, she stated that I was found to …

Unusual Temp Agency and Unemployment Benefits 
Hi Chris, This is rather long. In June 2009, my boss placed me and 2 other employees on CA workshare unemployment. My hours were cut by 50%. After the …

Fired for insubordination b/c I couldn't complete job with the tools I had.  
I was given a large task to complete from my employer. I found that a software package was available for the task however, my employer wouldn't get the …

quitting my job sick infant 
My baby was born in September 2010 he has gerd and a malrotation he has been admitted to the hospital twice since he's been born he may need emergency …

wrongful termination 
i was fired last Dec.28,2010 for very little things working in a trucking industry. Ive never cost the company money to spend on my wrong doings or …

poor work proform 
hello I just separated from military and was collecting unemployment. Applied for a warehouse job. I have never done that type of work and my manager says …

California Unemployment Benefits and Temporary Jobs WARNING 
The shit just hit the fan... I am a long-time troll of Internet sites regarding UI, now I have something to contribute. If you are trying to research …

I was laid off in Oct. 2009 and received 2 checks then nothing I sent in paperwork every time 
I have not worked since October 2009 from a lay off and sent in paperwork but no more checks after the second. Can I receive back pay for accrued payment? …

What is used to calculate your UI amount? 
I was given a chart to figure out what my weekly amount would be, but it was very low, like only150 a week... but I have two friends who claimed to receive …

California unemployment benefits after being released to go back to work after a disability 
will i be able to recieve my unemployment benefits after i was released from my disability doctor to go to work.. It depends on how long you were …

possibly moving from CA to Fl 
I am anticipating a move from CA to Fl due to the almost impossibility to find employment. My original claim will have almost run out by the time of my …

Collecting CA unemployment extension, but elligible for new claim in State of FL, now they want repayment in CA 
I was receiving unemployment from CA while living in FL, because the majority of time prior to being laid off, I lived in CA. After the first six months …

How long does it take to receive a California Unemployment decision and the the benefit check? 
i had my hearing a week ago how long do they usually take to get the decision letter to you? I havent gotten mine yet and does it take a week to get your …

California Unemployment Hearing. I caught my employer in a lie. 
i had my appeal hearing and the whole hearing was testimony no physical evidence.i caught the employer in a few lies. whats the chances that you win? …

Denied A Full Month's Worth Of Benefits? 
I was laid off from my job in California of almost 7 years on January 25, 2010. I applied online for Unemployment benefits on February 2, 2010 via the …

fired for misconduct 
hi i was fired from my job for misconduct as they say. i worked at a bakery warehouse and drove a forklift pulling orders.that was my main job duties. …

Company closing West Coast Operations - Resign or be fired? 
Hello, I'm in a sales based role and I work for a UK based company and have been told that they are "Closing down the west coast" (I work from my house …

Temp. worker through an agency and shut down days are not paid... 
I started working at the company as a temp. over a year now. I just get paid for certain holidays within a year. Every year this company shuts down for …

Owning a company (LLC) and collecting unemployment in CA 
Hi, I am considering forming an LLC. I am aware that California will deny unemployment benefits if you are not working but own a company. My question …

What if I've taken a position that's way over my head? 
Hi Dave, I'm in the state of California. I was approved and was receiving the Federal Extension after depleting my original U.I. claim and an extension. …

unemployment benefits and contract work 
I was laid off in California and am currently receiving UI benefits. I am considering a contract position (W-2, not self employed) that will last 6-7 months. …

In California, if my lower level unemployment appeal is denied, when can I reapply for benefits if the reasons I was denied are no longer valid? 
I was denied benefits because I checked the box did not seek work under CA guidelines because I had just had twins. I was supposed to be on Family Leave …

Commission Only Job Can I receive Benefits when I receive to pay? 
I have recently started a all commission based job as a loan officer in CA. I have been receiving benefits for unemployment. So far I have not earned a …

What is the order of payment for extended benefits when multiple claims exist 
In California, I filed a new claim in 6/2008, claim expired 6/27/2009. Claimed reg UI benefits from 6/2008-9/2008, went back to work at temp job from 9/2008--4/2009 …

I've had to rent out my house for cost. Am I still eligible for unemployement 
I can't afford my house anymore and will lose a lot of money if I go into foreclosure. Will I lose my unemployment benefits if I rent it out just for the …

Should I refile for CTB 
I live in California. I was denied because they said going to school put restrictions on working. I only go to school 3 days a week and most days I get …

CA Unemployment + Contract Work? 
CA Unemployment + Contract Work? Dec 31, '09 was my last day at work. I'm going to file for unemployment, but I have a question I can't find an answer …

I filed an appeal in california and wonhow long before i recieve back payments 
I won a first level appeal against my employer for denial of benefits in california how long until I receive my back unemployment compensation. …

CA - Am I elgible for unemployment after being self employed for more than 2 years? 
Got let go summer 2005 after 18 months of being employed. Always had an LLC on the side for consulting gigs. I did not apply for unemployement yet, but …

I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA MY QUESTION IS MY CLAIM WILL EXPIRE IN DECEMBER 7 2009  
I AM NOT WORKING OR GOING TO SCHOOL! WHAT DO I DO? DO I HAVE TO OPEN A NEW CLAIM RE OPEN A CLAIM! PLEASE HELP ME NEED TO KNOW WHAT TO DO? I HAVE 4 KIDS …

I've been in training for my new job for a week, already on unemployment, and need to quit and continue my current unemployment claim. Can I do that since it's only been a week of training? 
So, I was laid off more than a year ago and I have been collecting benefits in California for over a year. I just exhausted my second extension, and I …

Fired for Performance and attendance - California 
I was terminated for my performance and my attendance. I was tardy several times. I called in every time to my employer. They had a rule if you were …

California quitting for health reasons and collecting unemployment. 
Has anyone overturned section 1256 (good cause to quit) because of a medical condition? Specifically, does anyone know if 'good cause' ever been considered …

Why do they count my UIB claim as an extension (CA)? 
Applied for UIB after being fired. They sent me a denial for an extension for a claim I had approx 10 months ago saying not enough funds.. They are looking …

California Unemployment benefits and change of location because of lack of work 
I Was living In Lake Tahoe California (a ski resort town) for the past decade. I have always had two or three jobs to keep a roof over my head because …

How long can I collect unemployment, in California 
I am receiving unemployment right now, and it states that is expires in Nov. of 2009. However, I see a dollar amount that will only last until the end …

Absent without permission, not eligble under 1256  
Does she have any hope? Under section 1256 for no good reason, or something along those lines. However, we originally left out of the edd app that …

What happens to your unemployment benefits if you have to go to jail for a couple of weeks in the state of California 
I had got an under the influence back in Nov.08 and now I must serve my time on the sentence what do I do about my unemployment benefits, can I still collect …

I'm about to be fired in CALIFORNIA from my sales job for poor performance. given the option to resign...what to do?? 
Hello, I am currently still employed as an outside sales rep in California. I have been there for 3 years and the first and second year, my performance …

State of California. I filed for unemployment benefits but my claim was denied because I quit my job under unusual circumstances. Can I appeal this denial? 
I quit my job at a Credit Union because I had to file for bankruptcy in California. My employer was carrying $50,000.00 of the debt that was eventually …

I recently was laid off in California but now live in Nevada, which state do I contact? 
I recently was laid off from a company in California, I will receive a severance until June 2009, once the severance runs out and I need to apply for unemployment …

CA Edd - How do I find out the amount of $$$ I would receive befor deductions, so I can establish a Pin#??? 
I call the automated service, I go through the process to try and see the status of my check that I have not received. It asks me to put in my social …

Can I collect unemployment if I have been fired for not calling in sick in California? 
I was very sick with mono for a week. my boss told me to get a doctor's note. I did from kaiser. They then told me that it wasn't good enough because it …

Fired for timecard fraud. 
Well, I was fired due to my employer claiming I violated a time clock rule. In our office you are supposed to clock in and out from your computer, but …

Should I quit or be fired for being inefficient. 
I've been with this company for more than two years. My boss's been stressed out lately about the economy (I think) therefore it seems like everything …

Operation Manager, fired for misconduct and denied unemployment 
My husband was fired for misconduct. He left an employer after 16 years to take on the opportunity of a start-up warehouse operation in CA. He was fired …

My last w2 was 5 years ago and since then I've been a 1099 employee. Can I collect unemployment Not rated yet
My last W2 was 5 years ago and since then I've been a 1099 employee. Can I collect unemployment benefits in California? I am 57 and the past 5 …

denied in California for first federal extension Not rated yet
I was recently denied for my first fed extension through emergency unemployment compensation. It states that because I didn't have earnings more than 40 …

Company relocating to another City unable to commute the distance Not rated yet
Company relocating to another City unable to commute the distance. Hello, My company is relocating to another city which is 1.5 hours from where …

2 jobs and un-employment Not rated yet
Hi - I work 2 jobs - 1 full time one 10 hrs a week(just a fun job) I am getting laid off my full time 40 hr a week job. the fun job barely pays for my …

Temporary Medical Disability & Forced to Relocate For Job Not rated yet
Temporary Medical Disability & Forced to Relocate For Job Hi, I'm employed in California and have been out on an authorized medical disability …

Unethical decisions by staff, so I quit. Not rated yet
I was placed by a temp agency for a temp discharge planning job. There were several discharges that I thought were unethical, so I quit. I am a Registered …

second appeal Not rated yet
i just submitted my second appeal letter. first of all i had just come back to work from a medical excuse but due to family problems which caused a great …

Unemployment the second time Not rated yet
Do my benefits start over or pick where they left off if I am now again on unemployment. I was on unemployment for a year, went back to work for 9 months …

I was recently fired but my former employer told unemployment that i quit because i had another job opportunity.  Not rated yet
Before I was fired, I was the stylist for a major fashion retailer in CA for 5 years. I always had good reviews and was promoted many times. I had my first …

Voluntary Quit in anticipation of Discharge Not rated yet
Voluntary Quit in anticipation of Discharge Hi, I worked at a hospital in California for over 5 years. I was put on unpaid admin leave pending …

Air Force Honorable Discharge and unemployment benefits  Not rated yet
Unemployment Benefits for an honorable discharge from the Air Force? What is the eligibility to collect unemployment? My husband has been in the …

Can I collect if I have a job but am no longer getting paid? Not rated yet
Can I collect if I have a job but am no longer getting paid? I have been working for a company for over a year and a half and recently they hired …

Can I still recieve unemployment if I claimed disability in the past 12 months? Not rated yet
I live in Los Angeles, California, and I took my 6 week family bonding time for a new born baby (considered disability) recently. After returning to work, …

How long can I go with no hours at work before it's considered a layoff? Not rated yet
I was working full-time and went to part-time. The agreement I made with my employers was for me to work three times a week, 5 hours a day. This had gradually …

Requested two transfered...denied both then I quit Not rated yet
I requested two different transfers to two different stores. I needed to be closer to home and school. The first time it was outright denied, and the second …

The income I reported for a week was different than what the employer paid. Not rated yet
I had been receiving $245 on my claim, but was taking work whenever I could and reporting it as required. I took a commission job as a courier, and although …

Boss cut my hours drastically Not rated yet
My boss cuts my hours from working 24 to 30 hours every two Weeks, now to working 8 hours a week!!!! can I quit and still collect unemployment? It's so …

Reapply for Benefits Not rated yet
I was receiving unemployment benefits until February 2010, when I subsequently found a job after nearly exhausting all my Tier claims. Then today I find …

I owe EDD from yeas ago, i was laid off & need benifits now Not rated yet
I'm still paying EDD and owe 2000.00, I just was laid off, can I recieve money even if I owe them money? Hi, I think you need to see Tables …

Will I qualify for unemployment benefits if I accept a short-term consulting assignment with my employer as soon as I get laid off? Not rated yet
My job is being eliminated, but they want to offer me a short-term (2-3 months) consulting assignment to help with the transition. If I wait to file for …

California Unemployment Dilemma  Not rated yet
I have a temporary job here in California (NOT with a temp agency). I do not have a regular work schedule. I am considered "on-call". I could be temp status …

continue to receive CA UI if I re-locate to Il? Not rated yet
Hi, I am currently receiving CA UI benefits. I am considering a move to Il to look for work there. This is not necessarily a permanent move but if …

after 3 months can i get unemployment  Not rated yet
If I was let go then denied unemployment is there a period u can wait then get benefits? Someone told me if I don't find a job in three months I can …

Who is paying my benefit ?? Not rated yet
I am receiving unemployment benefits from calif . I worked in calif. for 10 years quit my job and moved to oregon where i worked and was laid off after …

fired in Florida/ Living in California Not rated yet
I worked in Florida for 7 years, and was fired from my job. I moved to California 10 months ago after being fired and have lived off my savings while …

Part time temp work Not rated yet
If I was to accept PT temp work of 6 months how would that effect my unemployment benefits? This would be approximately 20 hours a week. What is the …

Eligible Twice Within a Year? Not rated yet
My husband received unemployment insurance in 2010 for 6 weeks. If he become unemployed again this year can he still get benefits? Hi, I …

When being Let Go does the employer have to legall tell you why? Not rated yet
When an employer lets an employee go, are they legally suppose to give a reason in writing? Hi Brandon, There might be a few states like Missouri …

relocating to ca.  Not rated yet
can I still collect benifits after relocating from Nevada? When one is collecting unemployment and decides to relocate to another state .. my …

Ex-Military limitations? Not rated yet
Is a former military service member, separated from military service with an honorable discharge, eligible for the maximum unemployment benefits while …

Part time Not rated yet
If I have been working part-time (20-25 hours weekly) and my boss lays me off, can I collect unemployment? Hi, In California you can if you …

from CA to MD and will go back again to CA Not rated yet
I was unemployed in CA for over 2years. Last OCT my high school friend called me up and invited me to go to Maryland .I was able to find a job there …

Getting unemployment after being laid off by staffing company Not rated yet
I recently graduated with an accounting degree. I was working an entry level accounting job not making much money, but gaining experience. when my student …

pension benifits Not rated yet
Can you receive a pension at the same time as you are receiving unemployment benefits even if it's from the company that laid me off? Hi Gail, …

how much money in unemployment have I received? Not rated yet
i am applying for my social security benefits and one of the questions is how much california unemployment have i collected... is there anyway i can find …

Company Moving Not rated yet
Hello, My company plans to move. But the location has not been defined yet. Once they move - how many miles away am I required to go with them? …

Husband relocating to Oregon. Can I receive unemployment? Not rated yet
Can I receive unemployment if I currently live in California and my husband just got a job in Oregon. We have both been looking for jobs in Oregon and …

Unemployment benefits when in Rome? Not rated yet
Can a person who is getting unemployment checks, go to Rome for three weeks if the trip is all paid by another person? Seriously now .. would you …

Doing Jewelry Shows  Not rated yet
I was a hostess for a Jewelry Show and the net sales were $530.00. I was given free jewelry based on sales and then I got a check for 9.00 with a stub …

Should I resign or wait until they fire me? Will I still qualify for Unemployment Benefit? Not rated yet
I worked for one of the large retail banks as a loan officer. I already received one verbal warning on 12/20/2010 and one written (final) warning on 01/13/2011 …

Will I be denied to move to an extension if I did not meet one of the eligibilities Not rated yet
This is in CA. I was offered a job by a friend and I originally accepted it with an assumption that I was starting the following week based on our conversation. …

UI eligability if offered new position out of state Not rated yet
Hello, My Fiances' career position in California of 10 plus years was eliminated, though she was offered a new position with the company out of state …

Unemployment in California and working as a consultant Not rated yet
I will be unemployed this year. I would like to work as a consultant, but that is not steady work nor is it long term. As a consultant I will be make …

California base period problem Not rated yet
This is a base period problem. I was on unemployment from 11/29/09 getting $450 a week, It became to pain full to actually do the type of work that …

working during retirement Not rated yet
My wife is due to "officially" retire at the end of february; but with vacation, sick leave and such she quit working mid december. If she takes another …

Denied unemployment because company claims I quit Not rated yet
I was given a transfer at my request but was never called into work at the new location. After repeated calls to the company's HR department which were …

What is the normal timeline to fire someone after they are absent Not rated yet
I already wrote you a question I am waiting for a response through e-mail. Finding this site is really helping me out for my hearing next week! Thank-you! …

S-Corp owner receiving UI benefits Not rated yet
S-Corp owner receiving UI benefits. Hi, For a decade my partner and I ran our own S-corp (just us 2) and paid into unemployment benefits. Business …

Can I move to florida while on unemployment from california? Not rated yet
hi my name is lionel, I am single with no kids and I have been on disability in torrance, ca since April of 2010 because of two surgeries (in april …

On State Disbility, but being released to work soon - Unemployment? Not rated yet
I'm On CA State Disbility, but being released to work soon Once my doctor and I think I can work again and I am released from disability, may I file …

I resigned believing I had another job but nothing was official. I asked to rescind my resignation but was 'denied' that option. Can I collect UI? I am now unemployed due to my company's actions. Not rated yet
I resigned believing I had another job but nothing was official. I asked to rescind my resignation but was 'denied' that option. Can I collect UI? I am …

Can you win an appeal for unemployment if you quit to attend school and the job refused to work with your new schedule (CA)? Not rated yet
I would like to know what is going to happen in my appeal process. About 6 month ago I requested a leave of absent from my job to take a 2 month class, …

I had to quit my job because I had to relocate, can I win my appeal? Not rated yet
My fiance is planning to go to a police academy in southern CA in april of 2011. In august of this year he lost his job. I only was working 30 hours …

Won at appeal for misconduct but not lateness of filing. Not rated yet
I went to my first level appeal and defended myself for misconduct and did not defend the latenes of the request for appeal. I did not realize this was …

can you collect unemployment if you worked for a California Indian Casino? Not rated yet
Unemployment benefits if you have worked for a California Indian Casino? Yes, you can. I know because I handled unemployment claims for quite a …

Can I reopen my original claim even my appeal (1st and 2nd) were denided? Not rated yet
Afted laid off the end of March 2009. I was disabled and received California state disability benefits from 4/9/09 to 3/20/10. My disability benefit was …

Wife pregnant, soon to be on bedrest, on unemployment... now what? Not rated yet
Wife is 7 months pregnant and is starting to have complications. She's been collecting unemployment for about 18 months. She will probably go on bed …

PAY-CUT AT WORK Not rated yet
My boss just notified me last week that he will be cutting our hours/pay by 16 hours a month beginning in September of 2010. I currently work 40 hours …

If I get free rent will that affect my unemployment? Not rated yet
Hello I am on-site manager and I receive free rent for collecting rent, renting units and cleaning the building, will that affect my unemployment benefits? …

When is the unemployment benefits clock restarted after a second job and subsequent lay-off fromthe second job Not rated yet
I was laid off from my job of 3 years and 14 months later rehired at the same job. Now six months later there is a serious threat that I will be laid off …

4 month contract work and unemployment benefit Not rated yet
Dear Chris, I have a question about my unemployment benefit, if I take a 4 month contract work. I was unemployed since 2/09 in california. I …

Can I claim unemployment in CA, if my husband has taken a job in OR? Not rated yet
My husband has taken a job in OR and we are moving out of CA. I will be leaving my job in CA voluntarily. I will not start working right away and I want …

If I quit a permanent job for a temporary job that goes with my schooling and degree, will I qualify for unemployment after the temporary position is over? Not rated yet
I was laid off in January 2010, but was able to take on little temp jobs here and there until I was hired on as a permanent full time employee at a lab. …

What if my employer doesn't deny or respond to the claim? Not rated yet
My old office doesn't have the best track record when it comes to submitting things on time. I'm worried that my claim will be denied because my paperwork …

I lost my childcare.  Not rated yet
Hi, I live in California. I have been working for this company for 8 months (before then i was working for a company for 10 years). I have 3 kids, 2 of …

Can I get partial unemployment if my hours are cut Not rated yet
I currently am employed at 32 hours a week. My employer will be reducing my hours to 16 hours a week. Am I eligible to collect unemployment if this happens? …

Can I be denied unemployment benifits if terminated and will I ever be able to get any of those benefits. Not rated yet
Can I be denied unemployment if I was terminated from a position in California? If so... Can I be denied 100% of the benefit or do they still pay a lower …

can i still receive umemployment if i quit my my job because I didn't like the hours? Not rated yet
i have been receiving umemployment from my previous job. i recently started started work, but i didn't like the hours and the work so i quit. do i have …

HELP ... Fired .. denied .. then disability .. now what??  Not rated yet
Hello so i was fired in October 2009 and filed for unemployment. I went through everything went to court and was denied. So I was looking for work …

Getting laid off in May- have an offer for 3 days of work in June. Can I take the work and reapply the next week? Not rated yet
Thanks in advance-this is new to me. I am a nurse and am getting laid off in May, when the grant that funds by position ends. My husband and I plan to …

appeal decision letter Not rated yet
i went to my appeal hearing last week and they said that i would hear something in the mail within a week and it has been a week.i called the appeals office …

contingency to hire full time. San Diego Ca. Not rated yet
I was laid off from my job of 7 years on April 28,2009 and collected unemployment for 4.5 months until I was hired with a contingency to go full time. …

a death in family which created a hardship in another city? Not rated yet
My grandmother passed away and I need to move there about 400 miles away and take care of her home and her things. Shawn, The California Eligibility …

unemployment in another state Not rated yet
If a person gets fired from a job in CA because of abandonment, will it be possible to collect unemployment in another state? Probably not. First …

relocating Not rated yet
i'm quiting my job in arizona so i can relocate to california. my husband has taken a better paying job there. can i still collect benefits once we move? …

CA UI available at the end of a consulting position? Not rated yet
I was laid off in California and have been receiving UI benefits since mid-June 2009. I am considering a consulting position (W-9) that will last 3 months. …

it says I have 250.00 dollars left for my claim balance and that the claim expires 8-21-10.  Not rated yet
With my last check on the way and today a federal extension was passed will I automatically be a part of this or not? When did it pass? I just read …

Can a layed off part time worker file for unemployment benefits? Not rated yet
I've been working for a small business for 4 1/2 years. Two years ago my hours went from 40 to 20/week because the business was having trouble. Now I've …

Commission-based Sales  Not rated yet
I have been collecting UI benefits for the past 8 months. I was recently offered an employment opportunity as a commission based B2B sales representative. …

My store is closing and transfering might be an option if there is openings.  Not rated yet
HI, I work retail and my store is closing, but what they are telling us right now is that they might transfer us to other locations. Only thing is …

what happens when benifits runs out Not rated yet
what happens when your unempolyment contribution runs out before your claim expires my claim expires on the tenth of september but my contrition has only …

Basic questions Not rated yet
How long after being fired do i have to claim unnemployment? If i am working part time where i get randomly called in can i get some sort of partial …

forced to resign from my job Not rated yet
I requested a transfer 30 days prior, was accepted and approved, I began the process to move out of state, movers end lease, due to state of california …

Going from disabilty to unemployment Not rated yet
I got layed off in April 09, and then found out I got lung cancer and went on disability. I'm getting ready to go off disabilty in March 2010, can I still …

Understanding Partial Unemployment in CA Not rated yet
Hello, I was just recently told by my employer that I will be working part-time instead of full-time, 40 hours to 28 hours a week. I was on a salary …

Emplyer not following through with procedures Not rated yet
I worked in a cabinet shop as a detailer and wasbasically throrn into the job with out any specifics about how they built their cabinets and the resulting …

Can i report unemployment on my last job if it was 2 yrs ago? Not rated yet
My last day worked was 10/7/07. Since then my children have been living with me and provide all my essential needs. Now my children are all moved out and …

SHOWED GOOD CAUSE Not rated yet
I quit my job after working there 3 years because of mental problems which was causing me to make wrong choices and bad decisions. I was taken off of work …

partial unemployment Not rated yet
I'm an apt.manager. I get a free apt., collect rent from tenants, show apts to prospective tenants, and do some maintenance. I was going into the office …

Collecting Unemployment from California. Moving to Florida. Any problems to worry about? Not rated yet
I am presently collecting unemployment in California. I have exhausted the first 6months and on my second 6mts at the moment. Thinking of moving to Jacksonville, …

Employer Stated there was a Lack of work for me Not rated yet
Thats the truth! I was told there wasn't enough work for me so I was being terminated. I asked why that wouldn't be considered a "layoff" as I never received …

Can an employer report fraud when an awards letter has been received Not rated yet
I worked for a small businesss (in california)that is owned by a family member. I recently applied for unemployment listing them as my last and only …

How does leaving the country effect unemployment in California? Not rated yet
Hello, I am currently collecting unemployment benefits from California, although my financial situation has forced me to move back home to Texas. I am …

Received unemployment benefits, how much in taxes will I owe?CA Not rated yet
Hello, I received unemployment benefits for a few months in 2009 after a layoff. I did not having any taxes coming out of that ,as it was already almost …

If I didn't start the job at all can unemployment stop my benefits and say I quit the job? Not rated yet
I could not work the hours schedule on a new job. I ride public transportation and the hours scheduled were from 11:00 until 3:00 am the next day. I attended …

California unemployment after a long period of disability and worker compensation. Not rated yet
I am asking om behalf of my mother in law. Her husband had a job back in 2008. He was injured on the job, was on workmans comp for a time then turned into …

Do you get the same amount for unemployment benefits if you move out of state? Not rated yet
Do I get the same amount of money if I move from the state of California? Hi Kyle, Yes, you should receive the same benefits if you move to another …

CA UI Benefits- I'm offerred a one day "black friday" job, how will this affect my unemployment? Not rated yet
I've been asked to work at a clothing store for Black Friday, but i'm worried if my unemployment will be affected. I was told by someone that if I worked …

California - How does working with a Temp Agency effect my unemployment federal extensions? Not rated yet
I have been on unemployment for over a year now and currently under the 2nd federal extension. I am considering accepting a full-time contract work through …

Do I lose my unemployment benefits in California if I refuse a job that is 60 miles out of town? Not rated yet
Does the State of California take the location of a job offer into consideration when they determine whether a job offer is legitimate or not? I have …

No new assignments for work, but I have not been laid off. Can I apply for benefits? Not rated yet
I have not been given any assignments for over a month now, but my employer still has not laid me off. I am listed as a current employee but I am not getting …

If i stopped working because of my pregnancy and i was not feeling well, am I elligible for unimployment? ca Not rated yet
I got pregnant, and withing the first month I started feeling weak, dizzy, no strength. I talked to human resources and left my job. I was working …

Collecting unemployment when only available for part-time work - California Not rated yet
I was initially hired for part time work. The practice picked up and was requiring me to work full time which I did for awhile, then I asked to reduce …

if i am having issues at work and dont feel confortable anymore, can i quit and collect UI Not rated yet
There are two reasons why I am having trouble at work. First my executive director is very intimidating and makes it hard for me to do my work correctly. …

I work in California and was fired because someone else stole a deposit. Not rated yet
I was terminated for leaving two deposits in my safe. The main concern was that the opening assistant did not take both deposits to the bank. I had no …

California partial unemployment benefits. (The resource to determine partial unemployment benefits for any state.) Not rated yet
I'm a CA state worker who has been furloughed for 2 days a month, which is a reduction of 9.2% in my monthly pay. I can either take the 16 hours (2 eight …

My husband received unemployment when he was suspended for 45 working days, Now he has been suspended again will the recieve unemployment benefits this time? Not rated yet
He works for the garbage co. and it is a cut throat job. His boss will write you a letter and suspend you for anything. He had a hydraulic leak he …

Transfering a California unemployment claim to a different state Not rated yet
I understand in the State of California your benefits will transfer if you move out of State. However, I have been unable to get a hold of someone to ask …

Can i receive unemployment if i quit my job to go to school - California Not rated yet
i worked with my previous employer from 4 am to noon and go to school at 1 but they cut the third shift and offer me the job from 7 to 3 30 pm but i couldn't …

I quit because the employer increased my hours. Am I eligible to collect California unemployment benefits? Not rated yet
I was asked to change my working hours. I was working 10am-8pm Monday - Saturday. I was then asked to work at 6am-6pm and work one extra day on Saturday. …

California - working while collecting unemployment. Not rated yet
Can you collect unemployment benefits, while starting a sales position as a 1099 employee and not expecting to make any money for the first 3-4 months? …

Can I appeal because I was late with my continuing claim paperwork - California Not rated yet
I have been receiving California unemployment for the last few months but then failed to send my weekly form in on time. I had no idea that being late …

I have had my hours cut back at work...can i get partial unemployment in California? Not rated yet
I’ve been working for a restaurant in California for about two years. The business is small (only four stores) and is privately owned. Recently due to …

Hours cut from 40 to 25 hrs. in California - Does California have partial unemployment? Not rated yet
My husband has been working for this company 2 years now. They cut his hours from 40 hours to 25 hours. I can't find anything in California that says that …

CA Unemployment benefits when you quit to follow a spouse Not rated yet
Hello, I had to quit my job in December 2008 to relocate and follow my husband because he was offered a better job in Texas. However, the job fell through. …

california unemolyment benefits running out. Not rated yet
My benefit money will run out by April 15th and my claim expires September 15. Can I receive benefits even though the money has run out? You may …

Unemployment elegibility if you quit for family related reasons- California Not rated yet
Due to my family conditions, I cannot work more then 30 hours a week. If my employer cannot accommodate my request to work less than 40 hours and I decide …

Can I collect Unemployment if I quit My Job in California because I didn't get a raise that was promised? Not rated yet
I was working in a cancer center in San Diego, CA for about two years. I quit because I ended up hating the job. My boss had promised me a raise for months …

My hours were cut from 40 to 32. am I entitled to unemployment benefits? Not rated yet
Am I entitled to unemployment benefits since my employer has cut my hours from 40 to 32 hours? Carl, Partial unemployment benefits? I doubt a reduction …

In California, do I have to apply for jobs that I'm not qualified for to satisfy Question #3 on the form, if they ask it? Not rated yet
I search newspaper and on-line every single day, and in 6 weeks there have only been 2 jobs I could apply for -- the rest are truly and honestly not a …

I live in California and need to know if it's to late to appeal a denial of unemployment benefits. Not rated yet
I've already had the phone appeal that basically said the store said no. Can I appeal that? I have been unable to find work since then. I worked for …

Am I eligable for California unemployment because my husband is in the military? Not rated yet
My husband reenlisted in the military. He is being transferred to Florida. I am working in California. Will I be eligible for UI when I move? Janie, …

Can you help me with how to handle denial of claim Not rated yet
Hi. I hope you can help me with my problem. I worked for a VERY large California amusement park for 8 years, and was considered an exemplary employee. …

Can I collect in California if I was a temp and found the job was not for me because of distance and domestic reasons? Not rated yet
I live in Ca. I am currently temping at a job that is about 45 mins away from where I live. I am leaving this job for several reasons. The commute is too …

Fired for not calling in. Not rated yet
Hello. I reside in Ca. I was very sick for a week and called in every day. I was asked to get a Dr Note which I did. Only I have kaiser and they are …

Can I collect unemployment if I was fired for having a recommended medication from my doctor at work that was never opened or consumed on work hours? Not rated yet
I was employed as a waitress and have been at the same restaurant for almost 3 years. I have never been written up or given any verbal warnings in the …

Do I still get my benefits if I quit my part time job? Not rated yet
I got laid off from my full time job, I applied for UI and I got it. I have a part time job that I have had the entire time and I have been reporting my …

I made a big mistake, can you give me some advice about quitting a part-time job before you apply for unemployment for your full-time job. Not rated yet
I lost my job and did not file for unemployment right away because I thought I could get a new job quickly. Well, that did not happen. Here's where …

Can I quit a job in California because I am not getting paid when I am supposed to? Not rated yet
I work for a place in California and the owner is always late in paying us. For instance, the employees were to be paid last Friday, but he said he wouldn't …

I had two jobs and lost one. Can I apply for California partial unemployment? Not rated yet
I work in the restaurant business in Los Angeles. I worked lunches one place and dinners the other. I lost my lunch job, but still have my dinner job. …

I was fired for not calling on a account - Poor job performance or Neglect of duties? Not rated yet
My employer is saying that I had unsatisfactory performance or misconduct due to a neglect of duties or continued incapacity to perform assigned responsibilities, …

I went from f/t staff to per diem because of changed hours Not rated yet
I went from a full time staff nurse to per diem (as needed) by the company. At the time I changed my status, I was told by the clinic manager that she …

Fired For A Rule Violation In California or was it retaliation or discrimation Not rated yet
November 3, 2008 I have worked for over 28 years, 7 months. I was 17 months from working 30 years with the company and retiring. I was an excellent …

Quitting California job due to change in job description after attempts to resolve Not rated yet
I'm in CA and am quitting my job after 4.5 years, because the company created a new department that they didn't have before and decided that that department …

Quitting to move from California to another state.for non-compelling reasons. Not rated yet
I live in California and my husband and I recently bought a house in MO. We want to move there in 7 months. If we quit our jobs can we get unemployment? …