reply to Moropo
Re: Question about unemployment He needs to check his states guidelines for UE.... that simple. If he's not making a certain amount (something like $xx/week) then he can collect unemployment. UE is specific as to what meets their requirements and this should be posted on their website.
If he's making less then something like that $xx then he files. If he earns more then that amount during a week, he claims it and his weekly claim is reduced by that amount.
The deciding factor is the amount of money or hours you are working in a week.
Don't call the companies HR dept for info on UE. They don't have the employees interest in mind.
When he fills out the claim he is given the chance to write down what happened. A EU person will then ask the employer to submit their info. If there is a dispute then the agent will usually call the person filing a claim for more info. If the claim is denied, the person filing the claim can appeal.
If a company sends people home, tells them to site tight until the are called and then never call... it's time to look for a job with a _real_ employer.