Consider this scenario: A former employee is collecting unemployment. You have an opening that matches his skills and abilities, but which pays less than the previous position?
If you make an offer and the former employee rejects it, he may lose his unemployment.
Recent case: Jason lost his $13.80-per-hour job as a cellphone tester and collected unemployment comp. When his former employer called and offered him a similar job at just $10.50 per hour, he rejected it.
When he then lost his unemployment compensation benefits for turning down the job, he appealed, arguing that the wages were too low. That didn’t help: His benefits weren’t reinstated because the job was suitable for his skills, education and other qualifications. (Haddock v. Texas Workforce Commission, No. 12-13-00096, Court of Appeals of Texas, 2013)
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