If I am a temporary or probationary employee, can I receive unemployment benefits?
Wages paid to a temporary or probationary employee are treated the same as wages paid to a permanent employee for unemployment benefits purposes. They can be used to establish a claim if:
- the temporary employee files a claim for benefits,
- the wages from the temporary or short-term employment fall in the base period,
- the claimant has enough total base period wages to establish a claim, and
- The claimant worked in covered employment under the law.
If these conditions are met, the employer will be charged a percentage of the benefits proportional to the claimant's earnings with that employer during the base period.