And no ability to collect unemployment? My husband's job is shutting them down for 3 weeks and gave them all of 2 weeks notice about it. They have never done this before. Because they are still considered employed they have no way of getting unemployment for that time. They are not actually laid off, just out of work. Are there any rules for employers or are they just allowed to do whatever they want with no thought towards the employees?
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As far as I know my state doesn't offer "underemployment", but I will check. Thanks.
They didn't even mention it in the meeting. Just made it sound like everyone should be ok with suddenly not being at work, but they kept saying "this is not a lay off". Thanks. Going to apply online as soon as the shut down starts!
Anytime there is a reduction in hours unvoluntarily you are entitled to unemployment. Don't rely on the company providing the info. Employers are charged when employees file.
To Chantelle Porter, I did clearly say that the husband must file & all companies cannot or will not streamline the process. I think that it's best if her husband makes the visit or calls because he would have all the info needed to file.
I have all the info needed to ask the questions. My husband works from 6am till 5pm. Local offices are not open by the time he gets off work. So I'm going to have to be the one to call for info. I want to be prepared for him when he has to apply.
Haven't checked yet. Going to call. I don't know if they will approve it with him still considered an employee.
People who are "laid-off" are still EMPLOYEES. I don't know why this case would be different. There's something really wrong w/ this picture. I don't know your State's laws, but laws re: employment are Federal anyway. You need to make some calls!
I'm calling first thing in the AM!! Not going to miss any money he should have!
2 wks notice to me isn't sufficient for telling ppl they will be out of work for weeks when they never have. He plans on filing UnE, the first day out. I'm thankful he has a job, not thankful for their lack of communication. They knew 4 mths ago. Thx
Well that lack of notice really stinks. Get to a lawyer with the names of all effected employees. Compensation will not be great and you do not want legal or illegal retaliation so the more folks involved with any action will work better for you.