Will quitting a part-time job after I filed a claim stop me from receiving unemployment
I have been receiving unemployment benefits since January from the State of Nevada after being laid off from my full-time job.
For the past three years, I have held a part-time job as a mystery shopper. My average pay was approximately $200 per month at that job. It was strictly a
supplement to my full-time work.
At the end of March, I decided to relocate from the State of Nevada to Louisiana where I lived formerly. I advised Nevada Unemployment of my move. I left the part-time job and thought nothing of it besides the fact that I would no longer be reporting that part-time income to Nevada Unemployment.
Yesterday, I received a letter of investigation from Nevada Unemployment and my payments have been suspended pending an investigative phone call this Friday. I spoke to them on the phone today and they informed me that the investigation is to look into my reasons for leaving the part-time job. That employer informed Nevada that I quit to move out of state.
My question for you is: will the fact that I quit this job upon leaving the State of Nevada to seek employment in Louisiana suffice to show good cause when the part-time job I quit was extremely low-paying, was an independent contractor position and was never my full-time job, nor could it have been a full-time job
due to the very small amount of work available and the pay.
Thank you for reading this posting and I hope it finds it's way onto your Q & A because I could not find anyone else with a similar situation.Answer:
It's here, I've explained many times the problem of quitting a part-time job subsequent to filing a claim for benefits.
A claim is controlled by the separation from the "most recent work" and your part-time job was your last employer.
Since you quit a job in Nevada .. let's let them explain. Unemployment rules for quitting a job in Nevada
You will notice that Nevada does allow you to quit for "compelling personal reasons".
What you didn't tell me that I believe is important:
Tell me what is the compelling reason for moving back to Louisiana?
Tell me if you could have requested a transfer and been a mystery shopper in LA, but that they told you they had nothing for you. aka Efforts to preserve the work.
This is an iffy argument at best, but worthy of at least trying with if you are able to prove you had a compelling reason in the first place.
I know your reason was personal .. so please read the additional information offered by Nevada on the subject of quitting for personal reasons. It's very limited.