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  • Getting Hours cut in Michigan

    Hello all,

    I am glad to see that there is a site like this out here for us.

    I work in a large retail warehouse and my hours have been cut significantly.
    The employer has cut the whole warehouse hourly worker hours by 15%-20% depending on the week. This has gone on now for over 6 weeks.

    I have heard that when a person loses hours from their full time job they may be eligible for some kind of unemployment benefits to help back fill the missed hours.

    I have asked our HR department about this and the say they do not know anything about that. It is conflict of interest for them to help me file for these kind of benefits, so I need to find out some other way.
    Can anyone help me with this topic?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you,


  • #2
    You should go to the Michigan web site,...., you will find your answer there, or a place to post a question.

    If you feel you are eligible for UI benefits, you should make the application.
    Waiting will just be cause to forfiet benefits you may be eligible for. Once you apply you can expect an approval or a denial. One way or the other, you have the answer.


    • #3
      Agree. The "conflict of interest" your HR Dept. is claiming is of their own making. Honestly, I'm guessing they just don't want employees to get even partial UI benefits, because it can raise their UI rate for the following year. Too bad.
      I don't respond to Private Messages unless the moderator specifically refers you to me for that purpose. Thank you.


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