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If I was offered a job interview at an international school

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If I was offered a job interview at an international school abroad and went to the interview, would that be a violation of unemplyment insurance rules?

What are the rules about seeking job opprotunities abroad?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  LawTalk replied 5 years ago.
Good morning,

I'm sorry to hear of your confusion.

While attending an interview would certainly not be a violation of the regulations dealing with unemployment claims---if you take the position, then you would have to report the income earned from that position to unemployment---regardless of where in the world you were physically working---and you might lose some or all of your benefits at that time, based on the amount of money that you earn in the new job.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I will accept after the follow-up, you can review my history.


I am a qualified teacher having a hard time finding work in the states. Some friends of mine have had luck at international schools.


Can you send me more details about searching for work abroad. What would be considered a violation or not?



Expert:  LawTalk replied 5 years ago.
Good morning,

So long as you continue to search for employment in the state in which you are receiving benefits, you may ALSO apply for positions outside the state as well---including overseas positions.

In terms of searching for employment abroad, please understand that I am an employment law attorney, and not a headhunter. I simply would not know where to begin in terms of pointing you to teaching jobs abroad---I'm sorry, and I hope that you understand.

A violation will only occur if you cease searching for employment in the state where you are receiving benefits, or if you find employment and earn income and fail to report it to unemployment.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Already accepted.


Follow up:


Any regulations or fine points you can think of about continuing to file while searching abroad?


I will continue applying for jobs in California. On top of that if I go to an interview in another country should I notify the EDD?


I want to make sure I am NOT in violation of unemplyment laws.


Expert:  LawTalk replied 5 years ago.
If you travel out of country to apply for a job, you may not claim unemployment benefits during that time you are gone, as you are not actively searching for emoloyment in CA during that time.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

What if I am seeking a job in California by sending my C/V to schools there over the internet?


Essntially I am doubling my efforts.

Expert:  LawTalk replied 5 years ago.
You are treated as not looking for work in CA during periods that you are out of state---for whatever reason.
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