Will I receive unemployment working for a contractor?
I have been working for a contracting company (Green point technologies) since April 2009. This employer takes out taxes and what not from our checks each month (every pay). We recently found out that we are now working under a 1500 hour rule, so this means i will be without this job come March. Before, we did not have an "end date". We could work under green point as long as Greenpoint still had their contract with the company I work at, if we got fired on our own will, or we were hired onto the company we work for. Can i still receive unemployment? He takes all of our taxes out of our pay and we do not recieve any type of benefits (ie health insurance, school tuition etc.) I am worried that i may not find a job by the time this one ends and i need to take, make, and understand things before this happens. I am a citizen of and work in the U.S.A. Thank you!
Asked By: AskAnswerDiscover - 9/6/2010
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Given the circumstances you describe you should be eligible for unemployment benefits.
Answered By: Mathew - 9/6/2010
Additional Answers (6)
yes, you should
Answered By: just one more thing....... - 9/6/2010
I don't see why not.
Answered By: HAGAR!!! - 9/6/2010
YES. You are an employee and should be eligible for unemployment insurance. When you apply, the reason stated is Lack of Work. Your employer is a contractor, but you are an employyee.
Answered By: chatsplas - 9/6/2010
I believe if you reasonably expect to return to work after some time, you do not get unemployment ie teachers and such who are off for the summer but have contracts to return when school is open again do not get unemployment during the summer months
Answered By: tro - 9/6/2010
You should contact your local state unemployment office for the correct Information about this matter. You can use your search engine to find the your states UI online website and may be able to find the information that you need at the online website.
Answered By: Bobbie - 9/6/2010
Yes, you can collect unemployment if you stay there as long as the 1500 hour rule allows and then they make you stop working because of that rule. If you decide to leave earlier or they fire you for misconduct, then you might not be able to collect unemployment.
Answered By: StephenWeinstein - 9/6/2010
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