How soon can an employer pay unemployment insurance on a reduced pay package after implementing it?

I am facing a reduction of pay on Dec 1st of 50% or annually. If I accept the offer my fear is that my employer is looking to then fire me and only pay reduced unemployment insurance. Is this possible? Does it work this way or are my fears unfounded?

1 answer  |  asked Nov 9, 2010 7:29 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Answers (1)

Bruce Elfvin
ODJFS looks at your wages for the past year when determining benefits, but if you are fired or laid off shortly after the reduction, you should make sure to report of ODJFS that your salary was X dollars and the employer just reduced it weeks before letting you go. Your benefits should reflect mostly your prior salary and are affected more by the number of dependents you have than the amount you earn once your reach the ceiling for benefits.

posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Nov 10, 2010 09:24 AM [EST]

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