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ANDREA, Attorney
Category: California Employment Law
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Experience:  JD, LLM (Federal Taxation); Employment Law, Employment disputes
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Hi, I was laid-off from my employer in California recently.

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I was laid-off from my employer in California recently. I also own an S-corp on the side but it does not generate any revenue. Can I apply for unemployment benefits in California?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  ANDREA replied 6 years ago.
Hi, Welcome to JustAnswer

My name is Andrea and I would be glad to help you

As long as you can show that you were employed in the last quarter and any additional weeks required by the Unemployment Compensation Boad,you are entitled to receive unemployment compensation benefits, regardless of whether your Sub S Corp made money or not.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I have a clarification question. Based on my research at:, I did not think it was that clear-cut. It seemed based on that document that revenue was a factor.

Here are some more data points so you can confirm again:
1. My job was fulltime for last 4 years.
2. My S-Corp is just me. I am CEO, president, and treasurer.
3. We have some expenses for s-corp but no revenue.
4. i am actively looking for a new job.

Please confirm.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Any update on my question asked above. Please help.