Florida Unemployment Questions



The Florida unemployment questions found below tell a story of why unemployed people deserving to collect Florida unemployment compensation, collect less often than national average.

Florida does not have it's own department of labor and defers for the most part, to the minimum of federal protection.,

Like all states, however,  is mandated to have operate it's own administrative law agency for administering it's unemployment laws to impartially decide who deserves to get the benefits.

Throughout the recession, Florida  apparently, chose to face the problem of sky high unemployment rates by changing  laws and not answering the phone. 

One change to their UI law was to reduce what used to be the typical 26 weeks of regular benefits  down to 23 weeks max at a puny 275 dollar max benefit amount... 

Many of these  questions from those seeking Florida benefits,  indicate that during the worst period of unemployment this country has seen since the great depression, Florida chose  to meet the problem head on and treat unemployed people as if they were entitled nuisances even before the facts of the separation were known.

Florida  may also have some sort of identity crisis, or possibly advantage,  because in the midst of not answering phone calls and changing law, they went and changed their name to. 

Ironically, the name change does in fact reflect what unemployment pay is for.

You're now looking for the Reemployment Assistance Program (not even the Florida RAP .. just the  RAP).


Florida Unemployment Paid as Compared to The National Average

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Do I have to accept a job making less money or lose unemployment 
Do I have to accept a job making less money or lose unemployment? I have been working in the construction field in Florida for the past 8 years. Now …

Can I get unemployment if I take retirement due to medical problems? 
I am being told I have to take disability retirement because my FMLA has run out and I can only work part time which my department will no longer allow. …

What does "MODIFIED, FAVORABLE TO APPELLA mean? 
Completed appeal with Deputy..this statement was listed as the Referee's decision result. Modified usually means they have corrected the section …

I am being forced to leave my job due to my home being foreclosed upon.  
I am being forced to leave my job due to my home being foreclosed upon. I will have to leave Florida as I cannot afford an apt. on my own and my credit …

Fired from Church job in Florida for reporting assaults 
I think I'm screwed. I started a job at my church and was sexually harassed my another employee. I tried to report it to my supervisor but she wouldn't …

Laid off from my job effective the next day, offered 8 weeks pay as severance. How will this affect my being eligible for UI Benefits in FL? 
I have been given 21 days to sign the severance paper. Should I apply for UIB now or wait until the 8 weeks of severance pay is over? Hi Lynn, …

Staffing Company threating me with losing my unemployment 
I am currently receiving unemployment compensation from the State of Florida and also reside in Florida. In my job search quest I registered with an Employment …

can i win an appeal? 
i quit 1 job because the shops equipment was failing daily and that they wont be fixed because they are going to build a new shop and spending money on …

can an owner of a corp collect unemployment 
i own a buissness and im going to have to close to the economy can i get unemployment benifits It's not impossible in Florida, if you have been paying …

I voluntarily quit one part-time job to accept a different, better paying part time. Eligible for benefits? 
I was working full-time for one company but was laid off. I started receiving unemployment benefits in January 2009. I accepted a part-time job in February …

Does the employer have a right to the wages that I already have collected (unemployment) if I was let go on a 90 day probation period? 
I was let go in the state of FL by an employer on my 90 day probabtion period. Everything was signed off and I am collecting unemployment. However, …

Will I continue to receive unemployment benefits if I find a job? 
If i find a job that doesn't pay as much as my previous job, will I continue to receive unemployment benefits in the state of Florida? Hi Winette, …

Ive been waiting almost 90 days for a decision from the Unemployment Appeals Commission, is this normal? 
I wrote to you a while ago, this is how my case stands now I was fired for misconduct. First they stated I called a competitor - the phone call was …

I was laid off but still denied, due to a loophole I don't meet the criteria 
I was laid off in a merger in Oct 2007. My claim was denied and I appealed twice. The reason they gave me (after many calls and weak/confusing explanation) …

Unemployment Benefits Department needs modification(s) and now! 
I just wrote to my Senator regarding the nightmare that the office of Unemployement puts your through. The system needs to change now because people who …

FL Quit Job Denied UE In Review Commission 4 Months 
Hello, I quit my job that I was hired for as a dog groomer 7/20/09 due to the fact that I had been bitten 3 times as a dog groomer one time severely. …

Can employer let me go but say I resigned because I need to leave work early for nursing school 
Employer going to have me work as a temp until they can hire someone to replace me - they will not let me leave early 4 days a week to attend nursing school. …

Florida Unemployment: The State's Performance in my case 
Florida Unemployment: The State's Performance in my case. OK, a story: I started receiving Florida Unemployment Benefits of $149/week on 9/30/09. …

Can I get Partial unemployment benefits? 
My employer has cut my hours again. I'm down to 25 hours per week at 9 dollars per hour. He will not lay me off. I'm currently seeking a job in my field …

13 WEEKS AND COUNTING 
I lost my job in Florida on Aug 17 and applied for Unemployment immediately. My employer claimed I was at fault. I appealed and the denial was reversed …

If my employer doesn't pay me on time in Florida is it possible to draw some unemployment? 
I work at Bulova ordnance technologies systems,LLC in Mayo florida. Last year we ended up layed off around the first of the year. The mth. of Nov. last …

(FL) Changed from hourly wage to commission 
Hello, I was recently receiving unemployment benefits but after several months I found a full-time Job. I was working an hourly wage at over 40 hours …

Can I get unemployment if I got fired for getting arrested for a DUI? 
I have not been convicted for the DUI. I missed 10 days of work because I could not get out of jail. My work was called immediately to let them know. When …

I live in fl. can they take away unemployment 
Hello, I have got one check so far, I got a janitor license trying to get some work. I made 40 and 110 and told them at the unemployment web site. I thought …

Do I qualify for unemployment in florida if I was fired for stealing? 
My boss fired me,accusing me of stealing. He has no proof and he told me he would sit down and talk to me about it, and now won't answer my phone calls. …

what is the time frame for filing for unemployment in florida 
what is the time frame for filing for unemployment after I have been laid off. Hi Anonymous, The time to file for unemployment benefits is when …

After you win an appeal in Florida how long does it take to get your 1st check? 
I have a unemployment appeal scheduled for May 13th. I know I'm going to win. Ive been claiming my weeks all this time since March 18th. I have two questions.. …

How can I check the status of my unemployment application in Florida? 
In the state of Florida how can I check on the status of an application? Hi Dustin, Florida says: 6. I have not received any benefit checks. …

Discharged for using the internet to view and/or download information unrelated to work. The claimant’s actions were not in the employer’s best interests. Benefits not payable.in Florida 
Discharged for using the internet to view and/or download information unrelated to work. The claimant’s actions were not in the employer’s best interests. …

Can I collect remaining unemployment benefit after temporary work in Florida? 
July 2008 my employer laid me off due to the slow economy. I was working for this company 19 month. I filed for unemployment benefits and was approved …

Eligible for unemployment after being fired for "violating company policies"? Part 2 
Finally, it was great to once again have our daily communication log utilized where everybody had clear and succinct direction on the daily tasks. However, …

If I work out of my home in Florida for a company in Texas, do I collect unemployment from Florida or Texas? 
I was originally hired by a company in Texas to work in Texas but my husband was transferred to Florida so I have been working out of my home in Florida …

Determination Letter came in today- UPDATE! 
I worked for a job for 10 years I was laid off on 6-27-2008 I started collecting unemployment from my previous job on 7-27-08 until 11-30-08 so I only …

I quit due to medical reasons in Florida. 
Worked 18 months at an annual salary of $101,000. Got Laid off due to department moving from Florida to North Carolina. Did not file for unemployment as …

Fired after FMLA ran out, Can I collect unemployment in Florida? 
I hurt my back in a non work related injury. I was required to have surgery, which I did on 12/15. My FMLA ran out on 12/27/2008 and I was terminated on …

Fired without good cause in Florida 
I worked with a woman who was very jealous of any new employees. She had been saying very vicious things about me. I told my Supervisor and she said …

Can you quit a job for a salary reduction and added work load and be able to collect unemployment? 
I work for a company who cut all employees pay by 10%. If that alone isn't difficult enough, there is also going to be a reduction in staff. I have been …

Fired because of Nepotism 
I worked for 5 years in an upscale restaurant, the last year and a half for the current owner. His daughter is the general manager and one night, like …

Fired for insubordination 
I worked for an agricultural company for 19 1/2 great years and six months of turmoil. I work my way up through the ranks to a position in Land Resources. …

Fired after 60 days 
My husband and I had to relocate from South Florida to Central Florida due to his job. Luckily, I found a new job in my new area and promptly gave my …

Threatened with termination because sales are slow in dept. 
I AM WORKING IN A RETAIL DEPT STORE AS A COUNTER MANAGER AT ONE OF THE LESSER KNOWN COSMETIC LINES. I HAVE BEEN THERE FOR 2 1/2 YEARS. ABOUT 3 WEEKS …

Can I collect Florida partial unemployment benefits? 
Can I collect Florida partial unemployment benefits? I was employed full time and then due to recent financial issues at the company, my hours were …

Will I be able to receive unemployment in Florida if I quit a job to take the job I'm now going to be laid off from?  
I have been working at my job for seven months and they are closing the doors do the economy. When I filled out my unemployment forms through Florida …

Employer requested a Florida Appeal Hearing Not rated yet
Hello Chris, I was hired 9 years ago in a chain fast food restaurant. in the beginning of 2012 due to relocating I also changed my restaurant to the …

Employee Unemployment Rights Advocate Not rated yet
I represent employees in disputes against their employers in areas such as employment discrimination, wage and hour issues, labor union arbitration and …

part time no hours Not rated yet
i am currently working for a well known place of business and "magic". i can't divulge the name at this time due to contracts i've signed that keep me …

Am I eligible for unemployment after I resigned due to pregnancy? Not rated yet
Today January 4th I resigned and here's the letter for better understanding... Dear Ms. **Name deleted**: I would like to inform you that I am …

The Company is moving to far from your home and not having transportation? Not rated yet
The company is moving to far from your home and not having transportation We just received notice that the company we work in will be moving more …

got a job need a new one Not rated yet
i have had my job for almost 2 years i was told from day one this was a full time position it has never been that and i am payed when there is work now …

When will the unemploymenet benefits extension recently restored come into effect? Not rated yet
I have been unemployed for 5 months (involuntary job elimination)..which qualified me as a displaced worker. I collected for 4 months and then my checks …

how much can I earn before my unemployment is decreased Not rated yet
How much can I earn before my unemployment is decreased? Jim, are you asking me how much or your part-time earnings are disregarded before Florida …

I was last employed in Nevada in Oct. 2003 Can I collect unemployment? Not rated yet
Q: I was last employed in Nevada in Oct. 2003 Can I collect unemployment? I moved to Florida in Feb. 2004. I looked for work, but then my husband …

If I am laid off do to lack of work with a definite return to work date in six months, am i required to search for a job? Not rated yet
I will be laid off at the end of dec. due to a lack of work. I have a return to work date of june 1st, am i still required to search for a job to get benefits? …

Dealing With Florida Unemployment Is So Frustrating! Not rated yet
Ok, I had applied for Florida unemployment a couple times, and they kept telling me that I didn't have enough wages to qualify, or some stupid thing like …

I was forced to resign or be fired Not rated yet
I worked for four years at a company. I was presented a situation that consisted of either being fired or resigning. I signed a letter of resignation so …

Offered severance OR part time Not rated yet
I was offered 2 weeks severence, the boss stated 2 lame excuses for termination OR stay, with UP TO 30 hours per week, om call. I chose termination because …

If you Quit your job meaning you said you would not be returning at all can you still draw unemploymenty? Not rated yet
If you Quit your job meaning you said you would not be returning at all can you still draw unemployment? Does quitting mean anything else? …

Would I loose my Unemployment COmpensation if I were to quit a new job? Not rated yet
I'm currently on unemployment benefits but was hired by a company that had first told me that it was going to be for full-time work. So, I start working …

Can I get unemployment if I get fired because I dont have sales referrals? Not rated yet
Hi, I've been working at a Bank for 3 years and now they are getting really strict about doing sales referrals, they told me that if I don't get referrals …

How do the benefits for workers compensation work in accordance with unemployment benefits?  Not rated yet
I worked for a company for 14 years. I recently was injured the beginning of this year and was out of work for two months. I collected workers comp benefits …

can the owner of a business collect unemployment Not rated yet
can the owner of a business collect unemployment Generally, no. But because there are different types of businesses and always a variance in many …

Can I quit a part time job and still qualify Not rated yet
I qualified for florida unemployment. I collected for two weeks and have now been working part time for four weeks earning just below the weekly benefit …

Can I file for unemployment and what about FMLA guidelines? Not rated yet
Dearest Chris, I was working 40 hours a week last year as a very successful manager under very poor management. Last year on 11/25/2009 the day before …

Can I get unemployment benefits if I accept an early retirement incentive Not rated yet
My company is having a surplus due to cut back in work load. They are offering 1 years pay as an incentive to retire early as they will be laying off supervisors. …

Am I entitle for unemployment if I worked part time? Not rated yet
for example:If I get fire without good cause, I can apply for unemployment. Hi, Yes you can establish a claim for benefits on part-time wages, …

Unemployment after relocation? Not rated yet
My husband has been relocated with his job due to a company surplus. I had to resign to relocate our family. Can I file for unemployment in my new City? …

$$?? Claim review tier 2 Went to jail 16 days - no check and jipped 2 weeks for tier reviews Not rated yet
This is bull, if your account goes dry they take a week to review it and dont pay you that week+ then its like another 6 weeks before you see 4 weeks …

not making enough hours or getting a raise for obtaining training for my skill level .. I'm going to quit and go back to school full-time. Not rated yet
In the past 3 to 4 months i have been making less hours at my job, wich i get paid on flat rate and there has been no work coming in. i have been getting …

Why do i have to continue to claim weeks if i was monetary ineligable for benefits? Not rated yet
Hello, my name is Francis. I live in Florida. I applied for unemployment and was monetary ineligable for it. I then received another letter in the mail …

spanish unemployment application and customer service Not rated yet
I am trying to help a few spanish speaking job searchers apply for unemployment. I volunteer for a job search group that my church provides and I can't …

Can I get umployment if I quit? Not rated yet
I work at a small daycare that is owned by a husband and wife. I have worked there since Nov. 27 2008. I have been putting up with lies from the employer …

I was working for 7 years and been collecting un emplyment since the company i worked for closed. I am self employed when do i stop collecting??  Not rated yet
See above If you are self employed .. are you able and available for work or looking for full-time suitable employment? If not, you should not be …

Can I get unemployment benefits for maternity leave if I work for a company that isn't covered under FMLA? Not rated yet
I am pregnant and my work has told me that they may possibly lay me off if I take maternity leave. It is a small business that I do not believe is covered …

Can I receive unemployment if I quit an out of state job. Not rated yet
Hi, I live in Orlando, FL and was receiving unemployment benefits as of the last two weeks ago. As instructed, I was looking for a job faithfully. I …

Do I qualify even if I am forced to take early retirement? Not rated yet
I have worked with my company for 17 years. They recently cut my position. They gave me the option to work from home for $6 per hour less($20 to $14 per …

Furloughed Not rated yet
My daughter has been with her company in Florida for 5 years and due to the economy, they have cut back on her hours--this week only got 25 hours and next …

Full time job and self employment income Not rated yet
I live and work in Florida. My company is laying people off left and right and I am afraid I may be next. I have been working as a Realtor on the side …

How many days or hours do I have to work for an employer before I can collect unemployment ben efits? Not rated yet
I will be leaving a job to take a job with another company. It is a temp to permenant position. But this job may only last for 3 months. Will I be able …

Formerly employed , now self employed in the same state of Florida Not rated yet
from December 2002 through April 2006 I was employed and my employers I assume paid the unemployment taxes for me. I have been self-employed now in florida(same …

Can I sign up for unemployment benefits if I have been given a 2 week notice from my employer or do I have to wait until I work out my 2 weeks. Not rated yet
I have been working with a contractor group through the FDIC closing down a bank that I had previously worked for. They said they would give us a 2 week …

Online File was approved - Snail Mail letter same day, stated I'm not. Not rated yet
I hired on with a company out of Jacksonville back in 04/09. I'm a Louisiana resident, but came over to the Panama City area to work with this Jacksonville …

SURGERY IN NEAR FUTURE, CAN I COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT?? Not rated yet
I WAS DAIGNOSED WITH DEGENERATIVE DISK DISEASE YESTERDAY.LIVE IN FLA I HAVE BEEN WORKING AT MY JOB OVER 3 YRS, NO DISIABILITY INS. CAN I STILL QUALIFY …

Can i qualify for unemployment if I resign because i no longer have a vehicle? Not rated yet
I was layoff because a reduction 1 year ago this was on Puerto Rico. I collected umemployment benefits from feb 2009 until january 2010. I moved to orlando,fl …

Will temping one or two days a week decrease my unemployment compensation? Not rated yet
I have been receiving unemployment benefits for a little over a year. I am a Florida resident. I do get the max $275. If I temp a day or two and I answer …

How long do you have to work at a job in Fla to collect benefits. Is there a time frame? Not rated yet
I am currently working part time. I am not collecting unemployment. I will be starting a full time position soon while a girl is on maternity leave. It …

Does Florida allow a newly self-employed person to report part time earnings AFTER out of pocket expenses for starting that business is paid off? Not rated yet
I am currently on unemployment, and i am thinking about signing up to be an independent consultant for a candle company doing home parties on the weekends. …

how can I calculate my weekly benefits. Not rated yet
Im trying to Figure out how much my unemployment compensation per week will be in Lantana Florida. Hi Dom, The resource I use to help people …

Can I still get Unemployment Extensions if I been going to school? Not rated yet
I got a Claimants Eligibility Review Questionnaire and it is asking me a question saying: Do you attend or have definite date to attend school or a training …

can i recieve unemployment while having a baby Not rated yet
while i am not working can i receive unemployment while having my baby? Hi Katie, Would you be able and available for work while having your baby? …

can you draw unemployment & retirement at the same time in florida without one affecting the other? Not rated yet
I was terminated from a company after an on the job accident that took a year to be released from the Dr. I began my unemployment July 2009 and now contemplating …

Sales are low and work on commission only. Am afraid of being fired. Not rated yet
I work on commission only and am a sales rep for a radio advertising company. We used to have 18 people in our department and now we are down to 5. I was …

Health reasons due to rotating shifts Not rated yet
I work rotating shifts alternating days and nights. This leads to adverse effects on my body including, memory trouble, fatigue, weight gain, and feelings …

Resigned due to documented medical reasons. Do I qualify for unemployment even though I resigned 19 months ago? Not rated yet
I was employed as a floor nurse (RN) in a hospital setting for 3 years. I was involved in an auto accident and had to resign from my job due to the injuries …

How long do I have to file? Not rated yet
I worked a second job at a restaurant for 5months. The business and I came to a mutual agreement that it wasn't working out, so we terminated our relationship. …

I live in FL and my company is in CA Not rated yet
I started working for a company whose HQ is in SFO, CA in Feb '09. I live in Tampa, FL. I was just laid off. Do I file for unemployment with FL or CA? …

How long will it take before I find out if I am approved or denied? Not rated yet
I live in Florida; after four months of being an exemplary employee and everyday tolerating verbal abuse from my boss who would call us from donkeys to …

Is it legal to have an employer have you sign a paper saying you will not file for unemployment if they pay you severance Not rated yet
I am being let go and believe they will want me to sign something saying I am not going to file for unemployment because they are paying me a severance …

Can an employer say anything? Not rated yet
In Florida I was called into my supervisors office for a review. I had been advanced three levels in my skill level over the last seven months and had …

Was forced to either resign or get fired. I lost my license and could no longer drive for the company. i resigned, can I collect unemployment? Not rated yet
Got a DUI outside of work. Curruently am fighting it but am no longer eligible to drive until I go to court. Have been working my job for over 15 years. …

can I collect social security and unemployment, at the same time in florida? Not rated yet
can I collect social security and unemployment, at the same time in florida? Yes Ruben, you can. Florida does not reduce UI benefits if you are receiving …

I intern for a company and sometimes they pay me for a project... Not rated yet
I intern for a company and I'm trying to learn the industry and get considered for a full time job. They have been asking me to purchase items for special …

can I collect unemployment with severance pay in Florida? Not rated yet
I am receiving 6 months severance from an executive position that was downsized. Can I still collect unemployment as I am no longer working. Hi Drew, …

Have not worked or had any w-2 for 3 years. can i file for unemployment with out w-2 info. have been paid under the table  Not rated yet
Have not worked or had any w-2 for 3 years. can i file for unemployment with out w-2 info. have been paid under the table for odd jobs. i have no "on …

Fired for excessive tardiness Not rated yet
I want to know in FL if there is any good reason for an appeal for excesive tardiness. There are instances where I was late to work. I was never written …

I have been on a new job for one month.  Not rated yet
The employer over-hired and does not have enough business to now justify the amount of staff initially required and I was let go. Do I qualify for unemployed …

As a Realtor am I entitled to unemployment? Not rated yet
Hi, I am/was a Realtor, I cannot find any other work.....am I able to collect unemployment? Thank you Hi Cris, Real Estate agents on commission …

can i collect unenployment if im going to school? Not rated yet
Can i collect unemployment if I'm going to school? Hi, You might want to read what I've already written about collecting unemployment and going …

If I quit my job to move to Puerto Rico can I have unemployment benefits? Not rated yet
4 years ago I move from PR to orlando with my husband mow I'm divorce and I'm alone with my daughter. I am in a depression treatment and two times I …

I was fired for political reasons - Florida Not rated yet
I was fired from my job because of pure political reasons. I had not one performance write-up in my file. I had been working weekend doubles as a nurse …

In Florida can I recieve unemployment for constructive discharge ?  Not rated yet
If so, what do I have to have documented. My boss has told several other employees he wants to fire me. Now after 4 years of employment he has changed …

Part time or 4 weeks severance pay, can I collect in Fla. Not rated yet
I am full time at the moment, but the hand writing is on the wall. The company that I work for has asked the other non-management full timers to go part …

What happens in FL if I filed my appeal late? Not rated yet
Can I be denied unemployment, based only on the fact that I filed the appeal late. It was only by a day, which I understand is still late. But the appeal …

I was a highly compensated executive who lost his job. What is the maximum weekly unemployment compensation in florida? Not rated yet
made over $300k in 2009 (worked the entire year). filed for unemployment last week. the state has calculated that I am entitled to $275 in unemployment …

I just got on unemployment and will possibly get a new job I interviewed for. What if this job doesn't work out? Can I go back on unemployment? Florida Not rated yet
And for what reasons are appropriate for the new employment to not workout? You tell me.

Do I qualify for unemployment...quit due to hostile work environment, after 2.5 years (details to follow)...it's been over six months and cannot find another job?! Not rated yet
I worked for a sub-contractor on the Navel Base locally. I loved the job...however, the first manager I had was rude, obnoxious and made tons of 'hidden' …

If I'm laid off from my job in Florida in 2010, do I miss out on the extra $25 and extended benefits? Not rated yet
Everything I've read seems to have a filing deadline of Dec 26, 2009 to qualify to receive the extra $25 (on top of the maximum $275 weekly benefit)and …

Am I eligible for unemployment benefits in Florida Not rated yet
In Dec 2008, while living in Ohio, I was laid-off from my job and received unemployment from Ohio. I moved to Florida and needed to file my first extension …

I have been able to claim 7 weeks of unemployment for tier 3, and have a new date to claim on 1/18/10. How come I can claim but have received no checks? Not rated yet
I am trying to find out why I have received no checks for tier 3 unemployment in Florida. The system says I have 3307.00 with no checks issued on this …

Florida - Partial unemployment benefits for someone who works 40 hour a week, but not every week. Not rated yet
I work for my brothers site construction company....we have been on reduced hours for the last year or so. However when a job comes in we work 40 hours …

Concerning written warnings, in Florida Not rated yet
My wife has been an excellent employee for 3.5 years at a very large international company in Florida. Her performance reviews have all been excellent. …

I won my appeal in Florida. How long until I receive my backpay? Not rated yet
I was denied unemployment because they said I did not have enough wage credits. I work at my company for four years . I appealed the fact that I should …

tinajensenbeach Not rated yet
I had my hearing and lost. My employer lied under oath. She stated that the project she asked me to work on was a legitimate project and that I was absent …

Moving from Florida to Georgia Not rated yet
I am moving from Florida to Georgia because my boss does not have enough work to use me full time, so I've only been working about 3-days a week. …

In Florida, after you win an appeal, while you are waiting for the back pay check to come in the mail, do your current weeks get direct deposited? Not rated yet
I was fired 8/3/09, I'm in Orlando, FL. I was denied so I appealed. I continued to claim my weeks. My hearing was 10/7/09 and on 10/08/09 they approved …

What is a suitable job? And will refusal or quitting suitable work have an effect on my unemployment claim? Not rated yet
I have been receiving max ($275 + $25) unemployment benefits since June 2009. 1)I have been offered a part time job making approx $250 per week. Am …

Do part-time jobs in Florida affect unemployment benefits? Not rated yet
I AM RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, IF I FIND A PART TIME JOB CAN I STILL RECEIVE BENEFITS. I WILL NOT BE MAKING THE SAME AMOUNT AS MY BENEFITS. …

Florida - Can a telecommuter for an out-of-state employer collect FL unemployment? Not rated yet
I have worked for the same employer for 12yrs as a telecommuter while residing in Florida. The employer is now eliminating telecommuter positions and requiring …

Terminated after denied medical leave...Florida Not rated yet
Hello. I have a back condition that I have been dealing with on/off for some time. Recently I was Terminated from my employer because I had previously …

can you filed if your company downsized your department and now you are making 1/2 your yearly salarly Not rated yet
I was making around 31,000 for the school board and they said that did away with our job and gave me a job that is only 10 months unstead of 12 and a lot …

Just moved to Florida and can't find a job. Unemployment worthy? Not rated yet
I have recently just moved to Florida and like numerous others, am having a very tough time finding a full-time job. I currently in the process of …

Can I still collect unemployment benefits if I get part time work in Florida?  Not rated yet
Here is the thing: I know I am getting laid off my full-time job (making $34K) in October from a job I have worked for 3 years. The company is relocating …

Florida voluntary quit disqualification Not rated yet
i gave notice to one, severed it out and started with the other company. 2 monts later I had to have surgery(no fault of mine and not WC) Company fired …

can i quit my job and collect unemployment-florida Not rated yet
i'm a floral designer for michaels craft store-i was full time and now im part time -20 hours and less-they are getting ready to lower hours again-when …

I am in Florida. I was fired due to supposedly changing a message Not rated yet
I was fired over a month ago. I was told that I changed or deleted a message. They have no proof on the message only that a message had been opened …

Can I apply for unemployment in Florida if I am not a Florida resident? Not rated yet
I have worked for a retail store in Florida and was let go because of being late several times and for not getting along with some of the other employees. …

Do you think I can quit my job in Florida if my hours are reduced from 40 to 15 per week? Not rated yet
I am employed in the state of Florida. I have been working for this office now for 5 years. I have been a valued employee. In the five years I have …

Fired for tardiness, I didn't sign the last write up. An example of the importance of Counter documenting. Not rated yet
I was working for a Concrete Pumping company, There business was slowing down and they started what they called on call days. I would sit and wait …

Fired for failure to properly perform - Florida Not rated yet
The company has been in financial trouble. Needing to cut back, I was (along with my other co-workers) written up for petty things, in order to "weed" …

If I Have to quit work for school can i file for unemployment? - Florida Not rated yet
I have been working for my company for two years and when I was hired it was understood that for the next 3 to 4 years I was going to be in school. …

Florida unemployment when you quit to move? Not rated yet
My husband lost his job in July. If I quit my job I have had for the last 11 years in Florida, to move to NY, can I collect unemployment? Can he as …

Fired for missing shifts at work in Florida Not rated yet
I am a server and the reason for being let go was that I had three no calls no shows within a month. The first incident was a no call the second …

Florida unemployment and temp agencies Not rated yet
I was placed in a full time job two years ago by a staffing firm. I was recently let go because of the economy. Am I eligeable for unemployment? Thanks …

Do I need to report a large fee paid to me by my former employer for signing a waiver and release contract? - Florida Not rated yet
I was recently laid-of without severance. Several days after my termination date I spoke with management and they agreed to pay me a large fee for signing …

Is Unemployment filing an option for self-employed laid off in Florida? Not rated yet
Hi. I've been working for 5 year for a company that opted to pay me as "self-employed" and I have been laid off. Can I apply for unemployment? How do …

Can I receive benefits in Florida if I quit my job because I was a victim of mental abuse? Not rated yet
I live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and recently worked at a TV station for over 3 months. I executive assisted the head of the station who was an …

Can I collect unemployment and social security at the same time in Florida? Not rated yet
Yes I was let go from my job due to cut backs and am on social security but do not make enough to pay my medical and bills and have been looking for a …

My wife was fired for an alleged time card falsification can she recieved unemployment benefits? - Florida Not rated yet
My wife was terminated 1/23/09 for Deliberate Time Card Falsification reported as timekeeping system reports a 0706 clock in and she didn't report …

laid off from full time job still have part time can you collect unemployment in florida? Not rated yet
Laid off from full time job (80k per year)of 26 years, still have part time job (of 6 months) making (19k per year), can you collect unemployment in florida? …

I think the company is trying to fire me and they are covering themselves really good. I am in Florida Not rated yet
Hi, I have been with this company for the past 2 years. Its a work from home call center and is pay per hour. They are located in Illinois and I …

Eligible for unemployment after being fired for "violating company policies"? Part 1 Not rated yet
You said: the more, the better! so here is my two part submission because I'm obviously way over the word limit count...thanks for your patience :) …

Is my wife monetarily eligible for unemployment benefits in Florida? Not rated yet
Hello, Thanks for taking the time to help. Here are the details: Both my wife and I used to work fulltime. However, over three years ago, when …

I quit a job in Florida after only two days because I thought their pay was salary and commission but it was salary or commission. Will this stop me from collecting? - Refusal of suitable work Not rated yet
Hi, I worked a total of about 15 hours over 2 days at a call center job and found out the second day that the pay was not what I thought based on seeing …

Can I collect Unemployment in the state of Florida if I quit my job because they transferred me to a new site that is over 50 miles away? - Distance to work Not rated yet
I work for a bug killing outfit. Recently they shut down the office that I Worked at in Port Charolette Florida. They told me that I had a job at …

My hours ar being cut from 40 to 32 hours a week in Florida, do I qualify for unemployment of the lost 8 hours? Not rated yet
My hours are being cut from 40 to 32 hours a week in Florida, do I qualify for unemployment of the lost 8 hours? Kathy, Here's a way you can …

How can I receive unemployment compensation in Florida now that I'm healed and no longer receiving workers compensation? Not rated yet
I was injured at work in July 2007, and was on W/Comp until Oct 2007. I was not given my job back as I was unable to do the work anymore. I never filed …

HOW TO GET A NUMBER FOR MY AREA Not rated yet
THE NUMBERS I GOT IS NOT WORKING Stephen, Numbers to do what??

Can I quit teaching job to be a stay at home mom; can I get unemployment in Florida? Not rated yet
I have taught for 4 1/2 years in florida. I took the FMLA in November to give birth to my first child. My time is running out, and am unable to find …

If I'm already on unemployment in the state of FL, and I'm offered a job, do I have to take it? Not rated yet
I'm sixty years old, started receiving unemployment benefits in January 2009, due to being laid off from my job. An opportunity for employment has …

Central Florida Electrical Boss Doesnt Pay Wages Not rated yet
I've worked for an Electrical Contractor for a year now who routinely shows up on Friday with excuses instead of paychecks. Then he promises by Tuesday …

I was laid off because the owner of the company wants to pay somebody less. I have worked there 5 years. can icollect unemployment? Florida Not rated yet
I have worked at a mattress store in Gainesville Florida for five years. I have held various positions from delivery driver to sales manager. I was informed …

Can you quit if you were a salaried employee, but the employer switches you to straight commission only? Is there anyway to ask Florida a question about what is good cause? Not rated yet
I was a salaried worker and they switched me to straight commission. Can I receive unemployment benefits. Joe Hi Joe, This sounds like a …

What are requirment for public employees to receive unemployment benefits. Not rated yet
Possibly we will be furloughed for the months of August & September, at this time state budget will have no money to pay salaries and we would be eligible …

Unemployment after work related injury? - Florida Not rated yet
Injured at work 1/08, surgery required. Unable to return to original position secondary to injury. Unable to obtain other employment 2008-current. Eligible …

Quit to follow spouse after my employer denied a transfer. Not rated yet
Hi, my family lived in Florida for the past two years. About 6 months ago, my wife got a job in Dallas, Texas (at the time, my son was 18 months old) …

Florida - Do food stamps fall under unemployment benefits Not rated yet
Florida - Do food stamps fall under unemployment benefits? Hi Glen, According to this chartbook published by the US Department of Labor Florida …

In Florida , quitting because of distance Not rated yet
I am a residential construction super...The area I have been working in is being closed out because of the economy. The only project they have for …

If i Quit would this be grounds for unemployment. Orlando florida Not rated yet
I am asked to do more work in less time . The work load is getting greater everyday. I am often rushed to do the work. My work area is left everyday …

Can I collect unemployment if I had to quit my job in Florida to care for an ill family memeber in another state? Not rated yet
I quit my job in June 2008, due to a family members illness and had to relocate to North Carolina. I have tried for 71/2 mos to find a job, but I …

Literally sick of work. Is my condition considered a disability under the ADA? Not rated yet
Since gaining my previous position, I became aware of an inability to stay awake while driving long periods; later this was diagnosed as narcolepsy. …

Thank You Oh so much- Florida Not rated yet
I will keep you posted on what is going on. I thought I would of received retro-pay however, the state said no. They would either go for the employer that …

Fired with out just cause Florida -  Not rated yet
I worked on this medical job for 30 days. I came to work on time, followed company rules and was always told "You are doing a great job keep up the good …

Can I get unemployment in Florida due to physical limitations Not rated yet
I injured my knee one year ago at work and had surgery which was a medical menisectomy and patella injury with chondroplasty. I was released with MMI …

Can you get unemployment if you were fired for wrecking a company vehicle? Not rated yet
I wrecked a company truck and was fired the very same day. I did not mean to get into the accident. It was raining and the tires on the truck were …

Can I get unemplyment if I have think I'm the victim of workplace discrimination? Not rated yet
I got fired because I'm pregnant and it's time for me to go to maternity leave and the employer doesn't want to pay me when I go on maternity leave so …

Can you get unemployment if you are receiving severance in Florida? Not rated yet
I took a retirement package from my employer, effective 11/1/08. Company was looking to reduce staff without layoffs and provided severance pay. My job …

Out of work because I was in an accident and my employer won't hold my job because I'm not eligible for FMLA. Not rated yet
I was in a motorcycle accident and unable to work. I have 4 fractured ribs & a fractured clavicle of the right shoulder. I am right handed, I will …

Great job, but had to quit a job in Florida and move to another state due to family illness Not rated yet
I QUIT MY JOB IN JUNE 2008!!!WONDERFUL JOB GREAT EMPLOYERS AND STAFF. I HAD TO RELOCATE TO CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA. MOVED TO NORTH CAROLINA IN MIDDLE …

Can I collect unemployment in Florida for not showing up for work Not rated yet
On December 31 2008,I was fired from my job as a server for not showing up for a shift. I had checked my schedule online and I was almost positive I …

Fired for drinking on the job. Not rated yet
I was fired from my job at Radisson Lake Buena Vista.. I wasn't the star employee, but I came to work everyday. Called out once. I did have 3 write-ups …

Fired for refusing to pay for repairs to employers equipment. Not rated yet
I worked for a company for about 5 yrs. At the beginning of this year I was fired for not making it on time to deliver scaffolding in Tampa due to a major …

Quit my job becuase I couldnt understand spanish. Not rated yet
I was working at a local restaurant as a cook and I turned out to be 1 of 2 people who spoke english in the kitchen, the rest spoke spanish with poor broken …

Fired for losing my temper. Not rated yet
I lost my temper and hit a machine with my hand. I was told to punch out and go home. I was then called and informed of a three day suspension. Upon …

Elizabeth from Port Orange who was fired after 12 weeks Not rated yet
I was the medical receptionist who was fired after 12 weeks (84 days) because I was "too slow." This is an update to my letter letting you know that …

Fired for a rule violation in Florida Not rated yet
I was an inbound vacation advisor at Grand Vacations in Orlando. I was fired for 'income coaching'. That is best described as coaching someone to an income …

I was fired for inappropriate conduct in Florida Not rated yet
I was told by my manager that they needed to get a pallet shipped and it was 4PM. I was still fixing another order. The pallet had to wait to be shipped …

Fired in retaliation Not rated yet
I reside and used to work in Florida. I had been employed for 6 months. The 90 day review that I received was very positive with many of my scores …