Labor and Employment

Unemployment Compensation FAQs for Employees

By Sachi Barreiro, Attorney, University of San Francisco School of Law

Losing a job can be a real financial hardship. Fortunately, you can receive at least a portion of your wages through your state’s unemployment insurance program. However, you must follow certain rules in order to get benefits. Among other things, you must actively look for a job and verify your job search efforts each week. Learn more about how unemployment insurance works in the questions and answers below.

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