Temporary Help Unemployment Insurance Act

Temporary Help Unemployment Insurance Act

Summary

This Act requires, as a condition of unemployment benefit eligibility, that temporary employees contact their temporary help employer for new work upon completion of their temporary assignment. The Act also requires that temporary employees be informed of this requirement.

Model Policy

{Title, Enacting Clause, Etc.}

Section 1. {Definitions} For the purposes of this section:

  1. For the purposes of this section:

  1. “Temporary help firm” means a firm that hires its own employees and assigns them to clients to support or supplement the client’s work force in work situations such as employee absences, temporary skill shortages, seasonal workloads, and special assignments and projects.

  1. “Temporary employee” means an employee assigned to work for the clients of a temporary help firm.

Section 2. {Eligibility for Benefits}

  1. A temporary employee of a temporary help firm will be deemed to have voluntarily quit employment if the employee does not contact the temporary help firm for reassignment prior to filing for benefits.

  1. Failure to contact the temporary help firm will not be deemed a voluntary quit unless the claimant has been advised of the obligation to contact the firm upon completion of assignments and that unemployment benefits may be denied for failure to do so.

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