This question is for the state of California:
I am an RN and worked from 3/2011 - 1/2012 in a case management company. In 10/2011 i was placed on disability (reduced hours) due to a back condition. My disability will end in July 16, 2012. I was laid off from my job on 1/2012 (it was legal due to contracted position). In November 2012, my husband opened up an engineering business and for personal reasons, we decided to put the business under my name only. The business has not made any money since he is just starting and instead has bought expensive equipment that we still owe. We have no employees. My husband still has his full time job and only works own business after hours. I have nothing to do ith the business except its under my name and I help financially to sustain it.
I have been looking for work and because I am a new grad with no hospital experience, I am considered useless :-( my disability benefits will end mid July and I know I qualify for unemployment due to layoff and base period but don't know if owning this business will be a problem. I'm really worried since my income was helping us pay the equipment and I can't find a job.
In Feb 2012 I found a job with a psychiatrist but it's on an on-call basis. I work anywhere from 4-8 hours a week if I'm lucky. These past few weeks I only worked 4 hrs a week! If I am granted unemployment, I know I just report these earnings, but what about the business? Can someone please advise? Should I remove myself from the business? Or it's ok to have my name as long as I can prove I am not involved and I am actively looking for a full time nursing job? I know nothing of engineering :-) I appreciate any guidance. Thanks.