Even I had limited understanding about unemployment laws eligibility requirements when I first went to work for a cost control company.
But I didn't get my understanding from reading the laws unless, you consider the bulk of unemployment insurance statutes in any state is made up mostly of information for employers and make their concern mostly being over the taxing provisions.
I was once the bookkeeper for my father's construction company. A small part of my job was to calculate and pay quarterly unemployment taxes. Taxes were calculated for all wages paid to each employee up to the state wage base. (Usually 26 x the state maximum benefit amount).
And of course, the rate of tax was based upon something called an employer experience rating, which is based on the amount of paid unemployment claims.
This is only to say I understand why some employers are highly motivated to get creative when it comes to denying unemployment benefits.
The only problem I've ever had with employers fighting benefits developed only when I saw first hand, to what lengths and at what ethical cost some would go to keep that experience rating down, including relying on a general assumption claimants of benefits can be washed out of the system at the first appeal level .. without legitimate merits for an appeal of benefits.
If this upsets anyone, I'd say you're not being objective, but you may be feeling upset for some reason of a more personal nature.
Contained within a smaller section of Employment Security Acts (common name for unemployment statutes) is a section often entitled Disqualifications.
What is really explained in unemployment insurance law is a law is subject to being argued when it you think it has been been applied incorrectly.
But to understand how the words in an Employment Security Act should be applied ..
And individual is often left floundering for answer that interpret application of UI laws to unique separation fact and to be aware of a fact about unemployment insurance law ..
Even when a law might read exactly the same, one state might interpret to mean something different from another state.
We need state specific interpretive resources!
They also call this unemployment case law.
But, your state might make you settle for comparisons of common issues affecting your eligibility .. by state.
Be aware, maintaining the links below is a part-time job for me because states and federal governments move information all the time.
If you find a broken link, please email me and I'll find where it wen and fix it.
Delaware - Do you know where
Many discussions in the Q&A's link to specific pages in many of the resources to help explain the reasoning behind any answer or question I might of asked.