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My sisters employer has decreased evryones hours, but told

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My sister's employer has decreased evryone's hours, but told them they are not eligible for unemployment insurance? Her hours ere decreased from 40/wk to 24/wk
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 6 years ago.

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That is incorrect. An Employee is defined by the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina as "A full-time or part-time worker as defined under common law rules for determining employer-employee relationships." Therefore, she IS eligible for benefits. She can estimate the underemployment amount she would get (and file) at the link below: the employer is simply mislead in his own understanding, or is misleading the employees - we do not know - but she is eligible, and should apply if needs to.

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