Unemployment is a state-federal program that provides cash benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. In general, benefits are based on a percentage of your earnings over a recent 52-week period.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Unemployment Laws
No. An employer can request you be tested or ask you if you have COVID symptoms – 19 – the employer MUST keep it confidential but can insist you stay home/not work if it suspects you have COVID-19. Employers can also withdraw job offers. Pandemic guidelines take over and CDC rules trump ADA because it is a direct threat to employees/co-workers. COVID – 19 is not an ADA disability you must accommodate BUT what remains to be seen is what happens after all this and if the employee has residual symptoms after the pandemic is over.
As a business owner, you can qualify for unemployment insurance benefits if you pay yourself a salary or wages in addition to receiving dividends. Expenses cannot be covered by unemployment (including rent) – only wages. You need the government to roll out another incentive to help with those costs.
Is Your Employer Taking Advantage of You?
Talk to the Employment Attorneys at Ramos Law.
The Ramos Law employment attorneys understand that wage theft and exploitation are certainly not problems confined to just one type or class of employee. For this reason, we make it our practice to act as both a compassionate ear and a strong voice for Colorado’s exploited workers. We can help you find out if federal and state laws apply to your wage and hour situation and fight to get you your unpaid wages.
You work hard. You deserve to be paid for the hours you work. If you think you have not been paid proper wages and overtime, we want to help you. Contact our team at Ramos Law today.