My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: California
I have a situation here that I am trying to work out and appreciate any assistance you can give.
In December of 2009 I was employed by Company A and took a full time contracting job with Company B in January of 2010 because Company A was not doing so hot and Company B was offering really good pay.
I took a "leave of absence" from Company A BUT continued to assist them in the evenings with clients that I had the skill to do the work as there was no one in house to do it - hence still an "employee" there. I work an average of 3-5 hours a week. All with the hope that things would improve and then they would take me back - instead things got worse there.
My contract job is about to end at Company B and Company A cannot afford to hire me back at even 24 hours a week (which is what it would take for me to make more than my unemployment benefits - I am making $30/hour).
So my thought is to leave Company A before my contract is up with Company B and when I apply for Unemployment there wouldn't be an issue with benefits - is that correct? Would I have to list Company A on my unemployment other than that they were my previous to Company B employer?
Sum it up: Contract job was 6.5-7 months long, previous employer was 3.5 years with .5 being "voluntary part time".
Thanks a million in advance - my family cannot afford to get by if I don't get unemployment.