CAN I GET UNEMPLOYMENT IN FLORIDA DUE TO CHANGE IN PAY?
TWO MONTHS AGO I WAS WORKING FOR A CAR DELAERSHIP, MAKING A GOOD SALARY WITH A QUARTERLY BONUS. THE OWNER OF ANOTHER COMPANY PURSUED ME WITH PROMISES OF A SUBSTANTIAL PAY INCREASE. I ACCEPTED AND EVERTHING WAS FINE UNTIL LAST WEEK WHEN HE ANNOUNCED THAT EVERYONE WAS GOING ON STRAIGHT COMMISSION, SINCE I AM THE LOW MAN ON THE ROSTER THAT MEANS SOME WEEKS I COULD MAKE NOTHING. SINCE I LEFT A JOB FOR THIS COMPANY IN GOOD FAITH ,CAN I COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT WHILE I LOOK FOR ANOTHER JOB? I CAN’T LIVE ON NOTHING A WEEK WHILE WORKING OVER 60 HOURS.
I’ve answered this question many times.
You can either use a search bar and look for ” Florida voluntary quit disqualification “
And just so you know .. your resignation from the former employer was a personal choice .. not connected to the work. For a quit for better pay to be with good cause .. there either needs to be a provision in FL unemployment statutes or a precedent decision saying that it is good cause.
I have no idea where Florida keeps their unemployment precedent decisions.
The problem isn’t really whether you have good cause to quit now .. it’s whether you have earned enough subsequent wages in the new job to purge the disqualification that will be imposed on the former job.