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Labor and Economic Opportunity

What happens if an employer makes an offer of suitable work to an employee, but the employee disagrees?

The is a fact specific inquiry and is determined on a case-by-case basis by the Agency. If the Agency finds the offer of work was either (a) not suitable, or (b) suitable but the employee had good cause to refuse the offer of suitable work, the employee will likely continue to receive unemployment benefits. If the Agency finds the offer of work was suitable and the employee did not have good cause to refuse the work, the employee will likely not be eligible for benefits going forward. Both employees and employers have a right to contest and appeal the Agency’s decisions about employees’ eligibility for benefits.