REDUCED HOURS


(Florida)

IF MY EMPLOYER REDUCES MY HOURS FROM FULL TIME TO PART TIME AND I LOOSE MY BENEFITS CAN I RESIGN AND COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT IN FLORIDA?



It depends on how much your hours are reduced .. but things are tough out there .. why would you not do the sensible thing .. since you want to collect benefits and haven't found another job and just file a claim for partial unemployment benefits??

I've answered this question many times and have actually gone into great detail as to why your question just begs more questions from me to give you and informed "guess" if you might possibly be able to collect benefits.

I not a big fan of redundancy and in my eyes .. my answers are filled with it.

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Jun 26, 2010
FULL TIME TO PART TIME
by: Anonymous

I understand that a part time job pays more than no job. However, part time pay is insufficient for me to live on. I need full time, also, if I don't have a job, I can collect unemployment and have health insurance covered through COBRA. If I remain working and loose benefits, then I do not have health insurance and I'm not eligible for COBRA.

I'm 57 years old and not having health insurance is not an option.



You can collect partial unemployment benefits too if the employer has reduced your hours below what you can make on unemployment.

It's a formula .. so why quit a job that unemployment benefits will make up the difference between your part-time wages to bring you up to an amount equal and even possible to be slightly more (because they first disregard a certain amount of earnings as part of the formula) It makes no sense. You can look for another fulltime job indeed you should during your now free time from work.

Basing a quit on the fact that you will no longer have health benefits is risky business in my opinion. Employer are not required by law to provide an option for health benefits.

Just so you know .. Florida unemployment precedent decisions are extremely hard to locate.

But I have found at least one that said a minimum of a 17 percent reduction was good cause to quit .. but it's Florida and I wouldn't trust them to make the right decision from the gitgo .. they deny as often as they can and then force people to appeal and the wait for an appeal hearing will wipe you out.

Regardless, the choice is yours .. I'm just telling you the crap that would run through my head before I leaped to a decision.

If you want .. and you should .. research Florida unemployment decisions on your topic "reduction in pay" "voluntary quit" at fastcase.com

They have a free 24 hour trial.

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