Temp agency and unemployment
I am in Pa. and laid off 11/2009. Before reading this here on TEMP agencies, i rec'd a phone call for a job offer and took it, worked 2 days,called out sick today. is there anyway to get out of this agency ? can i refuse a payceck and be done with it or am i doomed now to this agency. Reading the paper work i signed for this temp agency i see no mention of a "contract" everything was verbal over the phone for this temp job for this month. Must i accept jobs offered here ?? H HELP i screwed myself big time :(
Pennsylvania unemployment does not have a "temporary worker provision" .. The USDOL's chartbook says they interpret whether not calling for another assignment when one ends is a voluntary quit or not.
So here is what I would consider if in your place (and I have been in your place).
All states have a "new hire reporting system". Employer are required to report new hires. It's part of "fraud detection".
This alone would make me think twice and a third time about just quitting.
To discuss this anymore I would need to know WHY you don't want to go back to this "temp assignment. It needs to be "unsuitable" for some "valid" reason.
Quitting an assignment for a valid reason does not mean you have necessarily, quit the temp agency .. which is now your new employer.
As far as severing an employment relationship with a temp agency .. that can be difficult if they keep offering you jobs be they suitable or not.
When they do this, they have formed a viable, valid argument to combat the occurrence of a "lack of work" claim.
I agree, working for a temp agency sucks, and it's even more convoluted than a regular permanent type employment, but it seems to make up the bulk of new work available nowadays.