What is "good cause" f or refusing work in Illinois?

by D
(Illinois)

I am an unemployed attorney. I was offered a temp job about 50 miles away. My car is not running and I would need to drive about 20 minutes to get to the nearest train. Basically, I did not think that I could get to the job.


In addition, the job was for $25/hour and I was previously billing at $325 an hour when employed.



Hi D Attorney,

What? Is this a test? Oh well .. Here ya go.

Good cause for refusal of work is if the work isn't suitable for you. (The following is copy and pasted from the IDED.PDF This is a huge pdf offering from the state which I refer people to all the time. It even has a just passable, adjudication precedent manual, which is non-existent in most states .. at least to the public.

No work shall be deemed suitable and benefits shall not be denied to any otherwise eligible individual for refusing to accept
new work under any of the following conditions:
1. If the position offered is vacant due directly to a strike, lockout, or other labor dispute;
2. If the wages, hours, or other conditions of the work offered are substantially less favorable to the individual than those prevailing
for similar work in the locality;
3. If, as a condition of being employed, the individual would be required to join a company union or to resign from or refrain from
joining any bona fide labor organization;
4. If the position offered is a transfer to other work offered to the individual by the employing unit under the terms of a collective
bargaining agreement or pursuant to an established employer plan, program, or policy, when the acceptance of such other work
by the individual would require the separation from that work of another individual currently performing it.

Does this help you?

I'll not ask any other questions that popped into my head after I read your submission.

Chris


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