What does "employer is not chargeable since employment was not in the base period" mean? (FL)
(Tampa, FL, US)
My former employer denied my claim for unemployment. The determination came back stating that According to Section 443 of Florida Statutes, benefits are payable because "the discharge was for reason other than misconduct connected with the work". So I assume that means I will keep getting paid.
The next part (section III) states "employer is not chargeable since employment was not in the base period" - what does that mean?
Base Periods and Benefit Years.
I can make an assumption that this "employer" was one you had fairly recently and for a fairly short time.
What that means is the last employment is still not in your base period. Even though the "separation from the last employment" ultimately decides whether we are entitled to benefits, the wages from that last employment may not yet be showing up in our base period ..
A base period is the time period the state looks at our wages to determine our weekly benefits amount. In Florida it is the "First four of the last five COMPLETED QUARTERS.
I will assume you filed your claim somewhere between April 1 and June 30 which would make your base period 1-1-08 through 12-31-08.
Your employment with this employer ended up in the "Lag period". The lag is created by the "COMPLETED QUARTERS"
An employer will still fight these even if they aren't yet in your base because if they aren't yet .. they may be in your base if you file a subsequent claim in a year to 18 months.