Unemployment benefits for day to day layoffs???

The company which I work for has been rather slow for the last few months. To compensate for our lack of sales a 12 hour shift was eliminated. I was on this 12 hour shift and have lost a great deal of money in OT.The employees on these 12 hour shifts were divided amongst the 8 hour shifts. That same week we began recieving temporary layoffs. A day here, a day there but we were forced to come into work to find out if we were working. This week alone the majority of us have been sent home 2-3 times. We cannot afford to live on those wages. We know that permanent layoffs are coming. In the meantime, is there any action that can be taken to recieve benefits for the time we're already losing? Is it possible to recieve "partial" unemployment in Ohio?

1 answer  |  asked Oct 23, 2008 6:45 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
Apply for partial unemployment

I believe that Ohio will award unemployment compensation benefits as a result of a reduction in hours. I am not sure of that, but believe it to be the case. You could pay an attorney $50 to $100 to verify if this is the case. However, you can also fill out an application for benefits and will learn that way. There is not penalty for requesting unemployment, even if you are not eligible, so long as the facts on which you base your request are true and complete.

Best regards,


posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Oct 24, 2008 11:15 AM [EST]

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