Hi. My husband worked for a carpet cleaning company that included the owner and 3 employees last year. In september, the company sold to a new owner, and only my huband and one of the employees continued working there. The new owner is the father of the one employee. The new employer would not take taxes out on my husband last fall, and would only pay him in cash. In december, the employer's son went out due to back surgery and did not return until March, so my husband ran the company. We finally got the man to takes taxes out in late January, and he retroed that to the beginning of the year.
In March, the son returns, and begins telling my husband that he is costing the company too much money in taxes! (The son is on disability and works "under the table"...) As of 2 1/2 weeks ago, they told my husband there was no work, and they did not need him, so he went to file for unemployment.
Today, the unemployment office called and said they employer wrote there was a lack of work, but my husband was only an "as needed" employee. That is a blatant lie, as he has worked full-time up until the past few weeks. However, the employer also never would give my husband check stubs, and has not yet reported this quarters earnings to unemployment.
Is it likely that his claim will be denied now? If so, how do we convince unemployment that my husband was a full-time, permanent employee of this company?