California Employment Law
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Has your compensation been decreased by 20% or more because of the reduction in hours?
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No, I do not believe so. The least amount of hours I received was 34 hours. That is only a discrepancy of 6 hours. And I believe 20% would be 32. My hours were always above that amount.
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I see. Thank you for clarifying that for me, Denise.Unfortunately, an employee is typically ineligible for unemployment benefits if they quit and cannot prove that there was good cause to resign. Generally, if an employer has reduced an employee's compensation by 20% or more, that would constitute good cause. Since the employer has not reduced your wages by that much, you would not typically be eligible for benefits if you quit because of the reduction in hours. I'm sorry, but I would not expect you to qualify for benefits if you quit your job because of the reduction in hours.
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