Q: If an employee quits in California, I still have to give the “For Your Benefit” document to them? Can he or she receive Unemployment Insurance benefits if they quit?
A: That depends. Unemployment Insurance is devised for people who lose their job due to no fault of their own, such as being laid off. Under certain circumstances, an employee who quits may be eligible for these benefits due to a specific reason, such as someone who was forced to resign their position because his or her spouse obtained a lucrative career opportunity in a different part of the country that requires relocation. In any event, the employee must be provided the “For Your Benefit” document because it informs them of their rights and responsibilities to collect Unemployment Insurance benefits, but does not necessarily guarantee they will do so.