My question involves independent contractors in the state of: Ohio
I was told today I'd be let go next month due to the website I'm working for cutting its budget. They are happy with me, but can't afford to pay me due to a lack of revenue and work. My contract with them is work for hire as an independent contractor. My research online tells me I'm not eligible to draw unemployment, due to my status as a non-employee (the site is operated in another state and I always work from home). But I was not my own boss, I had an on-call schedule I was given and required to follow and I had assignments/guidelines dictated from the owner above me. I've read that this might be a misclassification in my status and with that circumstance, I still might be eligible (regardless of the contract I was working under). Is that true and do I have any right to benefits at all?