Hi, I was recently denied unemployment benefits, and I just wanted to talk with someone about whether I have a valid case to appeal.
I was working full-time in Washington, DC, but moved to New York last September. I resigned my position, but my employer and I struck up a freelance contract and I worked remotely until June. My company ended it, but the New York Department of Labor is saying that since I initially left my job, I am not covered.
I contend that I left my position but started up a new one (with a new title and freelance contract), and should thus be eligible. Please let me know if you can offer any assistance, and thanks in advance for your time and consideration.