Are there circumstances in which an employer is required to layoff his/her employee?

My husband is currently working for someone who will not lay him off. His boss only calls him approximately one time a week to work. He has been trying to find other employment but has had no luck. Is there a certain amount of time where he can file for unemployment benefits due to the fact he is only working approximately 25 hours in a month?

1 answer  |  asked Nov 6, 2010 1:36 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Bruce Elfvin
I would suggest that this would be based upon your husband experience in the past. If the work was substantially full time and now it is down to 25 hours a month, then he should file a claim with ODJFS stating that he has been laidoff, but the employer refuses to complete the paperwork to put it into effect. Let ODJFS sort it out he should be clear about what work he has done in the last 10 days.

You can also take the information to an employment lawyer to discuss his status. You can find one at:

posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Nov 8, 2010 08:44 AM [EST]

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