WA State - What Documentation or Proof Do They Ask For If You Quit For Another Job and That Job Doesn't Materialize?
Thank you for your website , I tried searching for the same subject but think mine is a little different and twisted.
I got a job offer from a previous job I had - they were willing to match my current salary . The reason was one of their employees was moving on to a different job. I gave my employer one month notice and left on good terms.
Well, the new job offer didn't happen because the employee returned so they couldn't give me a job, that left me without a job. My previous employer already hired someone to replace me. It's a small company , they can't afford to have me back.
On top of that , I found out my previous employer (the one I quit) was probably not paying employee taxes and reporting employee hours. I found this out when I went to file my tax return and it was rejected due to the employer having an invalid EIN. I also spoke to a few former employees that said they didn't receive a proper W-2 from the employer. Now I'm wondering if taxes were ever paid for me to even file for unemployment and if they were - if I qualify for benefits because it seems I do fall under one of the reasons for voluntary quit under Washington state.
My question is, once I file my unemployment claim , what do they usually ask regarding the bona fide job offer that didn't materialize? A statement ? A letter ?
you for any help.
Good Cause For Quitting One Job For Another
Finding and then assuring one has good cause to quit and collect unemployment, is for me, a lot like peeling an onion.
So .. that the USDOL Chartbook below says in the footnotes that it's possible to have good cause if you quit for new work covered by unemployment insurance .. isn't enough to make me celebrate for you yet.
The question about unemployment benefits when quitting one job for another is whether there even can be good cause .. state by state. Table 5-2
should explain the attitude of states vary .. but if the state provides for the possibility of good cause to exist for what is a personal reason to quit .. it's still rarely, that easy to actually get the benefits.
When good cause to quit to accept other work, is a possibility .. it's then time to check what the law says .. in this case, I found RCW 50.20.050(2)(b)(i) in Washington State
So . it's possible to quit to take a new job in Washington as long as the new job is covered by unemployment insurance.
Now, to finally answer your question, I don't know what, or if anyone is going to asks you for specific documentation, but here's why I do know they will expect you to demonstrate an offer was made and some other conditions you'll need to consider
.. to of had good cause when you quit .. not after the new job fell through.