My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: Texas
The company that I've worked for 15 years is dissolving. Iím being laid off and will be applying for unemployment. However, there is much work to do winding down operations and my employer will be hiring temp workers to assist with this transition. If I wish, I can be hired as a temp or go ahead and be laid off in 2 daysÖitís my decision.
My concern is regarding unemployment benefits. While I can certainly use the temp work, I donít want to jeopardize my benefits down the road. So should I file now after being laid off (in 2 days) or file after all temp work is completed? And most importantly, the temp work will be less money per hour than my current wage, so would this change my pay rate with unemployment benefits?
Thanks in advance for any advice!