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Old 09-02-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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I know there's probably thousands of un-employment questions on here, but I just can't seem to figure it out. Everything on official sites seem to be in another language to me, and are very hard to follow.

Anyway, recently I was employed through a contractor. We are cleaning up a factory, but once things slow down again I can guarantee a lay off period. My question is how long do you have to work to qualify for NY un-employment OR is it based on wages? Any reference websites would be great along with the answer, obviously.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Hamburg, NY
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How long have you had this job & were you employed by anyone else during the last calendar year? You need to have been employed for at least 2 of the last 4 quarters (6 out of the last 12 months).

New York State Department of Labor - Before You Apply For Unemployment
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:32 AM
 
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It is based on a min. length of employment and min. amount of wages during that time period. You need both to qualify.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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How long have you had this job & were you employed by anyone else during the last calendar year? You need to have been employed for at least 2 of the last 4 quarters (6 out of the last 12 months).

New York State Department of Labor - Before You Apply For Unemployment
I have no idea what that means. I've been to that website but I don't understand quarters and all that stuff. That's why I posted here - to get an answer in plain english, not some crazy lingo.
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Hamburg, NY
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There is really no easy answer. Without knowing exactly how long you have worked during the last 15 months & how much you have made during that time (as well as total for each individual quarter) it is impossible for any of us on here to tell you if you will qualify.

A quarter is a quarter of a year = 13 weeks.


Base Period = The primary base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters prior to the calendar quarter in which your claim is effective.


You need to have been employed for at least 26 weeks during your base period & you need to have made at least $1600 during one of the quarters (13 weeks periods) during that time. You also need to have made at least 1.5 times your high quarter wages during your base period.


The easiest way to find out if you qualify is to file a claim as soon as you become unemployed. They will have all of your information & either they will approve you or they wont.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Now in Houston!
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You also need to be employed on the payroll. If you were an independent contractor or working "under the table" you won't qualify for benefits because your former "employer" would not have been paying into the fund with unemployment insurance taxes on your wages
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:50 AM
 
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You also need to be employed on the payroll. If you were an independent contractor or working "under the table" you won't qualify for benefits because your former "employer" would not have been paying into the fund with unemployment insurance taxes on your wages
The poster above is correct if your working for a contractor and they aren't paying in taxes on you. Your considered self-employed . To find out for sure look at your pay stubs are they taking out federal, and state taxes? If so post and let us know.
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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Yeah they are taking taxes out apparent to my pay stub. I'm not under the table, then. Thank goodness. I really hope the factory stays in good business during the winter or I may get layed off.
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