Due to the COVID pandemic, most states have relaxed some of the guidelines for eligibility for unemployment compensation. However, in most states, an employee must still remain able and available to work in order to continue receiving unemployment compensation.
As a result, a person turning down suitable assignments may stop receiving unemployment benefits. Tradesmen may also have to report to the state unemployment agency that an employee who is receiving unemployment benefits is refusing work. Failure to respond to calls, texts or emails from Tradesmen concerning a potential assignment may also jeopardize an employee’s eligibility for unemployment benefits.