Job Offer Refusals and the Unemployment Claim
experienced and expert team from TALX speaks out to help employers manage their unemployment
costs. Here’s what Tracy Young,
another one of our dedicated Unemployment Insurance Consultants has to say:
employers can be at a disadvantage when recalling workers from a layoff if they do
not keep a complete and accurate record of the details surrounding the job offer denial.
Most states allow 7 days after a job is refused to report it for consideration to
determine continuing benefit eligibility. The states are very specific on the information
that is needed to prove that a job offer was refused.
and address of the employer
and title of the person that contacted the claimant
code and phone number or email address of employer
of work offered
the job contact was made
that claimant refused work
of pay of job offered
of employment offered
date of employment offer
that are filing for unemployment benefits have to be able, available, and actively
seeking work. If the claimant is not actively seeking work by refusing a valid job
offer, then, by state law they do not qualify for unemployment benefits.
state will look at a refusal of work and determine whether the offer was suitable
and whether or not the claimant refused with good cause. Some
factors that they look at include previous work experience, prevailing salary for
the job in that geographical area, physical and mental fitness, risk to your health,
safety, the distance from your home, and your length of unemployment and prospects
for obtaining work in your customary occupation.
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