Unemployment benefits and seasonal holiday employment
Many people without regular employment or part time employees choose to work for an additional employer during the holiday seasons. The employees work a determined period of time and then are discharged from the employer with no additional work available. The employees in this situation may be able to qualify for unemployment benefits. The person must have an established base period of employment, have earned a certain amount of money, and actively seeking additional employment. Also, if someone was working a full time position and seasonal employment, when the seasonal employment ended they could qualify for benefits. The only sure way to find out if you can qualify for benefits is to apply. There are certain criteria that must be met but in many cases the separated employee can qualify. When no additional work is available from the employer the employee is then discharged due to no fault of their own. The burden of proof in this case would be on the employer to show why the employee was discharged. As always you will never know if you can qualify for benefits unless you apply, but it is possible to qualify in many situations.