JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: I have a question related to unemployment benefits
in the state of CT and then working as an independent contractor. Can you assist me?
JA: Was this discussed with a manager, HR, or an attorney?
Customer: No I contacted the Dept of Labor
for CT and was approved for unemployment benefits two months ago. I am currently pursuing a real estate license and want to know how tat will affect my unemployment benefits since I am not currently making money.
JA: Is the employment "at will
," union, full time, or part time?
Customer: The self employment will be full-time once I have my license and can begin as a real estate agent
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just that I live in NY now and got married last year. I moved to Long Island in January but was consistently employed in CT for 26 years with no gap in employment. CT is paying me unemployment benefits even as an out of state person because of my full-time employment history.