Q) i just started working for a local flooring company in mid july of 2015. The owner did not tell me upon hiring me that he was going through a divorce and that he had financial issues. I keep being told from all his builder accounts that he keeps messing up on jobs with them and they are very close to closing their accounts with him. Meaning he will lose business and not have any money coming in. This can lead to the possibility of me losing my job. If this situation does happen would i be able to claim unemployment being that i just started here in July? I work full time 40 hours a week.
A) If you are laid off you will qualify for unemployment if you have met your state work hour requirements.
General Requirements for Unemployment Benefits
Be totally or partially unemployed.
Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own.
Be physically able to work.
Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work.
Be actively looking for work.
Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed.
Be approved for training before training benefits can be paid.