A) Whether or not a company that contracts your work is considered an “employer” for unemployment purposes depends on the specific facts of the situation.
In general, unemployment benefits are available to people who are unemployed through no fault of their own. This means that you must have been laid off or furloughed from your job, or you must have quit your job for good cause.
If you have a part-time job where you are considered a contractor, you are generally not eligible for unemployment benefits from that job. This is because contractors are not considered employees under the law. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you are a contractor who is misclassified as an employee, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits.
To determine if you are eligible for unemployment benefits, you will need to file a claim with your state unemployment office. When you file your claim, you will be asked to provide information about all of your employment, including your part-time job as a contractor.
When asked on the claim form about other employment, you should list the company that contracts your work as your employer. You should also note that you are a contractor and that you are responsible for your own SS and withholding payment.
The unemployment office will then review your claim and determine whether you are eligible for benefits. If you have any questions about your eligibility, you should contact your state unemployment office directly.
Here are some additional tips for filling out your unemployment claim form:
- Be honest and complete in your answers.
- Provide as much detail as possible about your employment and the reason for your layoff or resignation.
- Attach any supporting documentation, such as a layoff notice or a letter of resignation.
- Review your claim form carefully before submitting it.
If you have any questions or concerns about your unemployment claim, you should contact your state unemployment office directly.