I was working for employer a full time and employer b part time. I was layed off from employer a and collecting unemployment while working part time for employer b. While still collecting from employer a, employer b asked me for extra hours which excceded my weekly benefit. At that point under Illinois Law company b becomes the chargeable employer. Now I’m stuck with company b and they can give me just enough hours to set me over my weekly benefit but nothing more because they want to limit my wages intentionally. What are my rights? Can I tell them I only wanna work so many hours so I can collect unemployment and the little extra from their payroll.
I wouldn’t do that if I were you.
Limiting your availability to work because it effects your WBA is not a wise move.
I don’t know of any rights associated with your employment situation except that IL will disregard up to 1/2 of your earnings when computing your partial unemployment benefit amount before they start reducing dollar for dollar if you work less than full-time.
Are you still filing?
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