(New York City)
I worked from Dec. 2009 until August 2010 for a company that I made enough money to qualify for unemployment. It was a TV show and the season ended. I have since worked two jobs, one not on payroll from September 2010 until March 2011 and another short one on payroll for 7 weeks, June and July 2011.
On all 3 jobs I was let go because the show was finished, I wasn’t fired or didn’t quit.
Can I collect on that first job? and when filing a claim it asks for Federal ID # of last employer but do I put the 1st job since that is the claim?
I think I would report the earnings just to be safe, although they probably just want to verify the reason you’re giving for the separation and that you are not a self employed person.
If you are legitimately unemployed through no fault of your own from any covered job .. you can file a claim anytime you want .. as long as you have “qualifying wages” from “covered” employment in a NY base period, (vs. a deleted smartass comment only I would think is funny) .. per NY’s qualifying formula.
I suspect that when people have earned 1099 wages the state also likes to assure themselves that the employment was not actually covered employment and that the employer might have actually been avoiding paying unemployment taxes on .. all part of fraud detection .. which is not exclusive to claimants.
Here’s two resources that might help you understand more about what it is I just told you.
USDOL UI State Law Comparisons (Lucky you, the USDOL finally updated law changes for 2011)
New York Unemployment Interpretation Indexes There’s nothing like knowing how a State has ruled previously on an issue to get some clarity.
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