I was working under a W2 on a 6 month contract. When the contract ended I took another position on a night shift. After 2 weeks I can no longer continue working these hours, can I still claim unemployment from my previous employer?

Both positions were on W2's and I would be leaving the second job of my own accord.

1 answer  |  asked Nov 11, 2016 3:24 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Marilynn Mika Spencer
It depends on why you can non longer work the night shift job. Generally, a person claiming unemployment benefits (a “claimant”) is eligible for benefits if ALL of the following is true: he or she is (1) unemployed due to no fault of his or her own; (2) physically able to work; (3) actively seeking work; (4) ready to accept work immediately; (5) has received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim; and (6) meets eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed. An overview of these requirements can be found on the web site of the California Employment Development Department (EDD) http://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Eligibility.htm.

posted by Marilynn Mika Spencer  |  Nov 11, 2016 6:38 PM [EST]

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