Unemp. Ins. Code 1256 is used to designate that the claimant quit his/her former employment without "good cause," which typically means that the termination was caused by the claimant's actions rather than the former employer's actions.
Example: An employee who quits because he/she is told that "If you don't quit, you will be fired," leaves work with good cause, because the employee has no ability to save his/her job. Whereas if the employee quits because he/she is told "If you don't improve your performance, you will be fired," then that is without good cause, because the employee has an opportunity to save his/her job.
Unemp. Code 1260(a) simply requires that an employee who quits without good cause must earn wages/salary of at least 5 times his/her weekly benefit before he/she is eligible for unemployment benefits. If you want to know that amount, then calculate what you would have received had you not been denied benefits, multiply by 5, and that's what you have to earn before you can obtain unemployment benefits in the event of a subsequent involuntary job termination, which is not caused by you.
Hope this helps.
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