Ohio Unemployment If You Get Laid-off

Generally, in Ohio you have to have lost your job through no fault of your own in order to collect unemployment. When you get laid-off, it is not your fault.

In almost all cases, this means that if you get laid-off, you are eligible to collect unemployment benefits.

If you get laid-off from your job, you should immediately apply for unemployment benefits.

Getting laid-off doesn't mean that you were fired. Getting laid-off doesn't mean that you did something wrong. Getting laid-off means that they company that you worked for did not have enough work for you to do, and could no longer afford to pay you to do your job.

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# Cindy 2011-06-07 12:58
If I was previously laid off of work through a city for one year, was recalled, worked full time, then 19 weeks later laid off again, I am a union member but did not work more than 20 consecutive weeks am I still eligible for benefits?
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# Rory 2011-08-23 17:48
If an employer lays you off, Can the employer make you sign a form stating that you will not collect unemployment from the state ?
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# Site Admin 2011-08-23 17:57
Rory - I don't know the legality of whether or not they can make you sign it - but my gut instinct tells me that they cannot require you to sign such a document.

Nevertheless, don't sign it. What are they saying they will do if you don't sign it?

Sounds really fishy to me...

Tell me more..

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# nancy 2011-08-24 01:09
if you split tips with other employees for instance, You make $400.00 after you split you get $95.00 HOW DO YOU DOCUMENT THIS TO UNEMPLOYMENT?
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# Christina 2012-01-31 16:27
If you are officially laid off from a job, have seniority, when they call employees back to work, what is the law as to who should be called back to work first? Should the employee with the most time be hired back?
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# Ron 2012-08-06 12:08
My brother get laid off Monday- Sunday from his job. He will do jail time during this week since he's off. The only thing is he isn't able to file for his unemployment because of the time period he's locked up. My question is, can he still file after he gets out?
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# Stacy 2012-10-04 06:50
My husband is in the laborer's union, and will have worked 20 weeks as of December 1 2012, at which time he expects to be laid off. He did not work in 2011 or early 2012, so the 20 weeks do not fall within the normal base period or alternate base period. Will he still be eligible to collect if he does not meet either of the base period requirements? Thanks for your help.
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# Pamela 2013-01-03 20:25
I worked 27.5 hrs a wk for the last few yrs because of cancer i'm also on partial disability.I know if your unable to work because of a disibility or medical condition you cannot get unemployment but in my case i am allowed to work but cannot make more than $1,010 a month.Am i still elegible? I just got laid off due to a lack of work.
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# Dawn 2013-01-07 19:53
My full-time position is being eliminated due to reduction in force. I will have the option of accepting part-time hours or opting for separation with a severance. Two questions:
1. If I remain with the company with part-time hours, may I file unemployment for the difference between my two salaries?
2. If I accept the severance, can the employer refuse me unemployment benefits because I opted to separate in lieu of accepting part-time status?
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# Gregory 2013-01-22 16:27
I was laid off from a temp. serv. in late Dec. I recieved a phone call while at work from a temp rep. stating that would be my last day for a short time. I filed & they are disputing my claim. I've already sent a letter to odjs. I was laid off due to lack of work. Comments?
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# bev 2013-01-31 08:38
I have two jobs and getting laid off from one can i still file.
I only
make 1025.00 a month on the job I will still be working
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