Last Worked for a Temporary Agency

To be eligible for benefits, each time you complete a full-time or part-time assignment for a temporary help agency you must:

  • Contact the temporary help agency according to the agency guidelines no later than the next business day.
  • Allow the temporary help agency three business days after your last assignment ends to offer you a new assignment before you apply for benefits. Waiting three days does not apply if you have an active claim and are submitting payment requests.

Temporary help agencies are required to tell you the following:

  • You must contact the temporary help agency immediately after the completion of each assignment to receive another assignment.
  • You may not qualify for unemployment benefits if you do not follow all of the temporary help agency’s procedures.

Apply for benefits in one of two ways:

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Last Worked for a Professional Employer Organization

When a company pays you through a professional employer organization (also known as a staff leasing company), the name of the professional employer organization is on your paycheck or pay stub and the professional employer organization is your employer. That means you must follow the professional employer organization’s rules, including those on requesting and completing assignments.

To be eligible for benefits, each time you complete an assignment for a professional employer organization you must contact the professional employer organization no later than the next business day for a new assignment. The professional employer organization, or the business for which you completed the assignment, must give you a written notice advising you of this requirement after each assignment ends.

Apply for benefits in one of two ways:

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Last Verified: September 10, 2013

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