No matter what the situation, if you are leaving a Rhode Island job, there’s a substantial amount of stress that comes with that. You have rights from your company, covered by your employer’s unemployment insurance.  Whether you were laid off, fired, or you quit, there are different ways that you are owed by your company.

To qualify for unemployment:

  • You have to have earned a minimum amount in wages before you became unemployed
  • To qualify for benefits in Rhode Island, you must either have earned $10,800 or more during the base period, or you must meet all of the following requirements:
  • You must have earned at least $3,600 during the entire base period
  • You must have earned at least $1,800 during the highest paid quarter of the base period
  • In the entire base period, you must have earned at least 1.5 times what you earned in the highest paid quarter.
  • You must be unemployed through no fault of your own, as defined by Rhode Island law
  • You must be able and available to work and actively seeking employment

If You are Laid Off:

When you are laid off from your company, in the vast majority of cases, you are entitled to unemployment benefits. This is because you have done nothing to warrant termination. Your company has become incapable of keeping you on, and that makes them responsible for the need to deny you of your job. You get the most benefits if you are laid off, so of all of the options of leaving a company, being laid off provides the best possible option, compensation-wise.

If You Are Fired:

Being fired does not necessarily bar you from being eligible for benefits. If you were not a good fit for the job, or if you didn’t have the proper skills, you can still qualify for unemployment. But, if you were fired for reasons such as misconduct or inappropriate behavior, you will not be awarded benefits. Under Rhode Island law, misconduct is defined as directly disregarding the employer’s interests or knowingly violating a reasonable and consistently enforced workplace rule or policy.  The only exception is if the violation was due to incompetence or a lack of knowledge.

Quitting:

Quitting your job disqualifies you from receiving unemployment benefits, UNLESS you had a good reason.  A good reason to quit a job is defined as a reason so compelling that you had no other choice but to leave. Something like office discrimination, or poor working conditions that your employer refused to fix, may negate the disqualification. There is another condition that affects the state of your eligibility for benefits. If you quit for extenuating personal reasons, like having to relocate with your spouse, to escape an abusive relationship, or for a family emergency, disability reasons.

It’s important to know your rights as an employee when you leave a job to be sure that you are not being deprived of your rights.  If you have any questions about whether or not you are being given the right compensation or if your employer is refusing to compensate you properly, contact us!  We’re happy to help you understand more about the Rhode Island unemployment benefit laws.

For over 20 years Attorney Matthew J. Brier has been serving the Providence, Pawtucket, Lincoln, Cumberland, Central Fall and North Providence areas. Attorney Brier is Providence and Bristol County’s Unemployment Law attorney. Call 401-729-4600 or email brierlaw@aol.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Frank Sinatra

ghfv ghfghjfhjjghfghjfghj hjg

admin

ssd

Madelaine

Hello, its fastidious post on the topic of
media print, we all be aware of media is a wonderful source of facts.

My homepage :: Buy lasuna online

Lashonda

Hi there to every one, as I am genuinely eager of reading this webpage’s
post to be updated regularly. It carries fastidious material.

Feel free to surf to my web page buy valtrex

Annett

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on cheap cialis.
Regards

My web page :: cialis tadalafil

Williemae

Yes! Finally something about buy cialis online.

Also visit my web site :: generic cialis tadalafil

Peggy

Thank you a lot for sharing this with all people you actually recognise
what you’re speaking about! Bookmarked. Kindly additionally consult
with my website =). We may have a link trade agreement among us

Also visit my web-site Buy minocin online

Mitzi

Very nice post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your weblog posts.
In any case I will be subscribing in your rss feed and I hope you write once more soon!

My blog altace without a doctor prescription

Mohammad

Whoa! This blog looks exactly like my old one!

It’s on a totally different subject but it has pretty much the
same page layout and design. Excellent choice of colors!

Here is my homepage buy cialis

Gersiobre

http://vslevitrav.com/ – cialis levitra sales viagra

Max

Hi there friends, pleasant article and fastidious urging commented at this
place, I am really enjoying by these.

Also visit my homepage – Buy Mycosyst online

Monte

Wow! At last I got a webpage from where I be capable of
really get useful information regarding my study and knowledge.

Also visit my web site … glucotrol xl online

Kari

Just desire to say your article is as astounding. The
clarity in your post is simply excellent and i could assume you’re an expert on this subject.
Well with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post.
Thanks a million and please keep up the enjoyable work.

Check out my web-site – online viagra flavored

Earle

Tadalafil and grapefruit boxtadafil.com tadalafil 20mg bestellen

Abdgaxove

canada online pharmacies https://canadianeve21.com/ blood pressure

Lhdvcloda

cialis no prescription http://asciled.com/ – cialis 20mg herbal cialis australia

Rfvbcloda

cialis free trial voucher http://cileve.com/ – cialis 20mg П„О№ОјО· where to buy cialis in calgary safely

Stanton

Yasmin http://www.onlinecanda21.com Cialis Soft Tabs

GvdbDrype

sildenafil tadalafil combination https://boxtadafil.com/ – tadalafil para que sirve how well does tadalafil work

Lrbsaxove

how long does levitra last after you take it https://uslevitraanna.com/ levitra vs viagra cost

Salvador

Online medicine shopping http://uspharmus.com/ Persantine

Jbsdaxove

blood pressure http://onlinecanda21.com/ Precose

Bbdflege

buy generic 100mg viagra online http://gensitecil.com/ viagra boys

Abdgaxove

Thorazine https://canadianeve21.com/ – canadian pharmacies Mentax

Lhdvcloda

discount cialis http://asciled.com/ cialis payment with paypal

Rfvbcloda

.99 for cialisis https://cileve.com/ cialis where to buy

Fbsfaxove

walmart pharmacy price check http://uspharmus.com/ drug price

Lrbsaxove

levitra 20mg price levitra online prescription levitra drug

Anooaxove

viagra reviews recreational http://llviagra.com/ viagra unguent

Lebnaxove

Viagra with Fluoxetine http://xlnpharmacy.com/ best value pharmacy

Jebgaxove

Brand Levitra http://pharmacylo.com/ Arimidex

Anooaxove

viagra what it is https://llviagra.com/ viagra in der apotheke ohne rezept

Lbsocloda

cialis no precription https://ucialisdas.com/ – buy viagra cialis mix online buy 20mg cialis

Rebfcloda

cialis 20mg canada https://rcialisgl.com/ to buy cialis generic

Kristeen

Viagra mechanismus účinku jokviagra.com wie teuer ist eine packung viagra

Gwen

Venta viagra costa rica loxviagra.com prix
viagra belgique

Lebnaxove

pharmacy rx world https://xlnpharmacy.com/ pharma